My 6 year old recently decided she was ready to learn so here we are - her 1st NGD. She briefly tried a 3/4 squire strat but it was hard to balance for her and she could really only reach the D string. Then came an inspired idea... a baritone ukulele is tuned DGBE and not only fit her hands well but is amendable to 1 and 2 finger chords like Em G C Dsus2. The chord forms will translate to guitar easily. I picked up a new Kala baritone with spruce top and mahogany sides for a fraction of a beginner acoustic - and its a high quality instrument (I play uke as well). Anyways, she is all in and practices twice a day!