Oh Yea, My son got one for his 6th birthday. Now he is 7 and knows all about firearm safety, loading, unloading, breaking it down and cleaning it. Awesome little rifle. I think I have a youtube video or two of him plinking.
*Forgot to add, one of the most accurate semi-autos out of the box. A ton of fun to shoot. Not too picky on ammo, I have run some really old remmington through it once and it didn't like it.
** - Just looked, no video of him shooting the M&P15-22, only the Styer, AK & M4. sorry.
I have shot everything from Federal, Winchester, Remington and CCI through it. The cheap Remington sometimes has issues, like a FTF about 1 out of 50. But that is usually half way through a bulk pack and the rifle is REALLY dirty..... So don't know if I can blame the ammo, except for being cheap dirty ammo.