I have been looking for gloves for my 7yo daughter to use when doing dishes. They don't seem to make any for children...but there are lots of toddler/child gardening gloves out there. Weird. Anyway, I wanted to try these, I wasn't sure if they would be waterproof or not.My daughter loves, loves, loves them. She wears them to help clean, to play with the puppy (she says they protect her hands from puppy bites), and told me they will be great for working in the yard in the spring. They are NOT waterproof except on the orange part, so she cannot wear them for dishes.As far as size, she is a very slender 7yo and these fit her pretty snug. She won't actually be able to wear them for much longer. My guess is they are perfect for most 5yo kids....