It will be used mostly for plinking and as a first center fire rifle for the young ones.
I went shooting with a friend of mine's 13 year old son about a month ago. He owns a 10/22 and that was all he had ever shot before.
I took a slicked-up Rossi 357 lever action and an M1 carbine. He shot the lever action a couple of times, but he loved the M1 and would have spent all day on it if we had let him.
Best thing to do is get both.