While shopping for yarn in my local yarn shop this week, I came across these adorable knitting needles for children by an innovative company in India called Pony. My 3 1/2 year old daughter was immediately drawn to them and wanted all the colors. I did too, but bought one set for now to see how it goes. She chose this bright pink yarn and promised the saleslady there that she would come back to show her the scarf she was going to make. She doesn't quite have the attention span for knitting yet, but I will keep these until she does. I am looking forward to the day when we can sit side by side knitting or crocheting!
I read about teaching 5 year olds to knit, so I am hoping that in another year, she will at least be able to work on the French knitter that I bought her last time we went yarn shopping. I found some good tips on teaching young children to knit here.