+1 for the Genisis. Good learning bow that will take all the cool stuff dads bow has, sights, quiver and rests. Totally buildable for the later years. In some states it will actually be strong enough to hunt deer with.
genesis is good, walmart also has a bear starter bow that i believe is 15lbs, its inexpensive and great for a starter, i would take her to an archery shop and see what she can pull first, my niece is 8 and still cant get 15lbs back steady so she has to wait till she can use her bow
Agreed about the Matthews Genesis. My daughter has this bow and uses it for competition. It is the required bow for Archery in Mississippi.
(This is the bow that the high schools and elementary schools use here in Mississippi for their Archery seasons. Several years ago Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks introduced into the school systems the AIMS program (Archery in Mississippi Schools). It is the fastest growing "sport" that all kids can participate in. Plus it teaches the kids about archery and safety. Not necessarily plugging the program, but the program requires the Matthews Genesis bow.)