189As the spring wind picks up, Gas Works and Magnuson Parks will be prime places to take the under-five set for kite flying. It’s high time to stock up on kid-friendly kites; a great selection of ’em has landed at Greenwood’s Top Ten Toys. Try out an easy-to-manage Mini Parafoil–a single-line kite–from the New Tech Kites line .

We’re partial to the dinosaur graphics on the Dino-Might variety; however, the store seemed to have a surplus of Teddy and Celestial varieties. Of course, Junior will need supervision (kids under age two often let go of kite lines without warning, says New Tech’s web site). Eventually, when your child is older, he or she can attempt those crazy sport kite tricks, but for now, if you can get the kite into the air together, consider that progress.

New Tech Mini Parafoil kites available for $8.95 at:
Top Ten Toys
104 N 85th St.
Between Greenwood Ave. N and 1st Ave. NW
206.782.0098

Hours: Wed-Fri 9:00 am to 9:00 pm; Sat-Tues 9:00 am to 7:00 pm .