Our church gives this NIrV Bible to children at their baptism, if they do not already own a Bible. If a child in our weekly Bible study program requests a Bible, this is the one we give. The language is simple enough that most of them can easily read and understand it, and the size is easy to handle.
After realizing the reading level that most Bible translations are written for, I purchased this Bible for use when teaching a Kindergarten Sunday School class. The writing is very easy for them to follow and understand. However, I would probably purchase the hard covered version for a child of that age, as I am not too sure how long the soft cover would last.