The advantages of cable temples for kids are numerous: Active Kids need cable temples, it keeps the glasses from sliding down the nose, (kids bridges are not fully formed to keep eyewear on)  keeps glasses from being ‘lost’ and keeps glasses from becoming broken.

From A&A Optical; The PEZ Eyewear Collection

Pez Eyewear- Leapfrog

Cable temples and comfort temples are made of durable metal, covered with a plastic or rubber end piece for comfort. that bend around the ear.

Pez Eyewear- PattyCake

It is recommended that young kids wear cable temples. From ClearVision Optical

ClearVision, Fisher Price Eyewear With Cable Temples