My daughter who is a little over two and a half years old want to surf on her own. I was wondering if anyone has a easy way to get the kids started.

with a couple nephews and nieces around 5 to 7 years old we would start on the deck standing no the board than get the boat up to speed and i would let them out slowly. it some what worked for a couple of them.

I am just wondering how everyone else is trying to teach the young ones how to surf.
Also does a smaller board help a lot. I would think but wonder what everyone else thinks.