I was invited to a breakfast-model plane yesterday morning. There were a few adults and a few kids. Just enough to make it easy to get some planes flying.
We flew some balsa and tissue Squirrels as well as a few prototype Foam Squirrels.
With this group of children I decided to try flying only rather than a build and fly session. I think this might be a great way of starting younger children.
They get a sense of what it is and may want to make them in the future.