Kids love the monkey! The Mad Rock Mad Monkey is a popular kids' shoe for many reasons. It has kid-friendly features, like the large hook and loop adjustment/closure that makes getting in and out a breeze. There are also great features for the parents, like the lowest price, and the dual tab adjustable heel that extends the life of the shoe by letting it grow with them. This shoe is a great all around beginner climbing shoe in that it does all the things a beginner kid's climbing shoe should but no more.
When they grow out of (or blow through) these and start climbing harder, we would recommend checking out a shoe with better performance like the Evolv Venga. If bouldering or hard sport becomes their thing, the La Sportiva Maverink is our Top Pick.