I think the best people to ask for help are people who have learned from their mistakes. They understand the problems and how to get around them or solve them. It sounds like you've succeeded very well in interesting your GD in knitting. It'll be fun for her to puzzle out patterns along with you.
Pick up stitches
and knit can all be done at the same time by putting the needle into the knit fabric, wrapping the yarn around it and pulling the yarn through.