I wouldn't recommend these for younger children, even though they are butterflies. I have a few pairs of studs for my daughter and myself, but as these are dangly I waited until her 6th birthday to give them to her. Within a day they were ruined...She bent the delicate hooks just taking the earrings out of the box. I managed to bend one back (doesn't look ideal) but she had already lost a butterfly from it falling off. I don't know how the butterflies would stay on regardless. They are very easy to slide on and off the hook. Very disappointing as they never got a wear. I think we will stick with the studs!