This 8MP digital camera with the soft silicone shell to protect it is wonderful for a small child! I am giving this to my little granddaughter. She will love it. She wants to use everyones phones to take pictures, and this will serve two purposes. It will keep her away from the phones, and it will educate her on how to take digital pictures. Who knows she might be the next great photographer! It has front and rear cameras, so she can also take selfies! It comes with a 16mb SD card and a USB charger so the camera doesn't have to have batteries all the time. This is well constructed, and protected from banging around that can happen with a small child. Just like the more expensive cameras, this has face recognition and different filters to use! She will love this and I am sure it will last for her for years.