Let her call her father on the phone.
Give her something to play with that she doesn’t usually have access to. (Don’t worry,that’s just water. This spray bottle kept her busy for a good half hour. YMMV.)
Give her a bucket of markers and make her comfortable so she can draw.
Let her participate as much as she is able. (In her swimsuit if that’s what she wants to wear.)
Give her a turn to use that special thing that only the big kids usually use.
Cheer her on like she knows what she is doing.
Put her next to you at the table where you can watch her while you attempt to teach the others. A snack doesn’t hurt.
Let her do it her way even if she isn’t doing it the right way. She’ll learn eventually.
Let her call her father on the phone. Did I say that already?
Find her something to dress-up in and send her off to play. Even if she is annoyed at you for taking her picture.
Give her some random pictures to glue.
Take time out to give her a cuddle when she (inevitably) comes to you like this at some point during the day. A few minutes on your lap while you try to finish that spelling lesson will do wonders.
Bring out the colourful toy you forgot you had that she’s never seen.
Don’t forget to include her in the photos of your group activities! She likes to see herself too. (Then move the gigantic knife out of her reach!)
Let her get messy every once in awhile with no specific project in mind.
A mini-whiteboard works great when she wants to “do school.” Tell her it’s time to do her work and give her a letter to write just to see what she comes up with.
Notice how cute she is when she is working hard.
Rejoice with her when she is proud of her accomplishment.
Give her a workbook of her very own to complete.
Make sure she gets to choose the game sometimes.
Most of all, be patient. She’s learning too. From you, mostly. (Frightening, isn’t it?)