April alphabet challenge – K is for Kites

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Kites had their beginning in China over three thousand years ago. They were made from bamboo for the frame and silk for the sail and bridle. In China kites had a mythical and religious element.

Kites have always appealed to children.  I come from North London where a favourite pastime in the 50s was flying a big box kite on the top of Parliament Hill Fields.

Kites are very popular in India, too, and there is a simple design for children to follow using thin sticks and tissue paper.

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