Honestly, no disrespect. Many of you are getting way to technical on this. Of course he needs something light and understable, the kid is 5. Technique, brands and molds will come later, don't bore the kid to death. I'm telling you, it doesn't matter what kind of disc it is. If you put a print of his own face on the disc, he'll think its the coolest thing ever and will want to throw anytime his Dad wants to go. All that other mumbo jumbo will come later. This kid isn't trying for par, doesn't know the difference between 25ft and 50ft, just be his biggest fan. My son's favorite throw is a roller because he did it on accident once, and he was upset about his throw, until i told him it was a "Roller" and I showed him mine.
I got my 5 yr old that just this past christmas, and a mini disc basket with mini discs. He went bananas over it. Prior to that, he seemed interested here and there, now he wants to play all the time.
Same here. They (2yrs and 5yrs) have fun with the mini whamo game. I gave my daughter a glow z buzz cause she likes how they glow in the dark. I gave my son an elite z XS cause he always liked the one I had let him use. They haven't tried them out in the backyard basket yet due to the snow we have had.
CAUTION: KIDS DON'T REALIZE THAT A DISC CAN BE A LETHAL WEAPON! My kids have accidently hit other kids or have been hit by other little kids throwing the discs. Many tears and blood have been shed at those family get togethers. Crazy kids these days...
Innova makes the Polecat in "Lightweight" in 125 to 135 grams for youth players and a "Premium" or "Ultralight" Polecat at 105 grams for the younger players. Polecats are a great straight flyer and can be used for putting, driving and approaching.
Some other models available in the lightweights (125-135 grams) are DX Shark, DX Skeeter, DX Polecat and R-Pro Bosses. Another great suggestion for kids is the Dodgebee Disc (made by Hero). These are lightweight flexible foam flyers and are not likely to hurt anyone. http://www.dodgebee.com/
All models above (including Dodgebee) are currently in stock at INNOVA East and West locations.