Definitely recommended for all children especially pre-k kids! These are the cutest little backpacks. Excellent quality and adorable design. This brand wears well and looks like it will hold up for years to come. It's a perfect size, not too big and not too small. Perfect size for my little one & very light weight. Comfy straps too. Everyone loves how cute these little bags are, they stand out for the better :-) My daughter will probably want a new one next year as well.