I had two of my sister's children staying with me this weekend, Nieceling being one of them. She decided she wanted to do some knitting too, so I cast on a doll hat, and she did a few stitches here and there, while I did the rest.
You forget how many things there are to keep track of, when you do it a lot! Watching her intense concentration brought back memories. I used the rhyme to help her remember the steps to do the knit stitch:
In through the front door,
Once around the back.
Peek through the window...
And off jumps jack!
She could follow the sequence of making the knit stitch pretty good, but the little things like remembering to hold the stitches you don't want to jump off the needle, or to hold down the yarn tail tightly with the other hand were a bit frustrating for her. LOL
She's five, so her current attention span is about 2-3 stitches at a time. I don't know if she'll continue to show an interest, occasionally show interest, or decide that was enough knitting for her already... Small people are always an adventure!
....she was pretty pleased with that hat that "we" knit, though! ;)