Circular or Straight
I learned to knit when I was 8 or 9 on circular needles. Currently, I'm teaching my little sister-in-law how to knit, at first we started on circular needles but that seemed to confuse her because of the extra attachment. I think it just depends on your comfortableness with circular needles. I love working on circulars because it was easy for me and more flexible. Good luck!