For kids learning the recorder at school, a good quality soprano descant recorder is required. For many children, the recorder can be the first introduction to music, so it's better to get one that is going to play in tune!
So you've figured out how to put your flute together and hopefully how to hold it without it falling off your face. Now it’s time to work out how to get some sound out of it. Good flute technique is down to two key elements, embouchure and breath control.