Okay, I made that number up, but I’m pretty sure there are at least 900 reasons I love it, and it seemed silly to start at one. 🙂
Victoria just put up a tutorial on how to make a sparkle picture using Sumo Paint on her blog.
The tutorial included screen caps, lots of steps about gradients and other tools, but this advice in the comments when someone had a question:
If you don’t have an account, the only save is to computer and if you get one you can save it online. Also if you want the app to be a popup window, click Launch Sumo. And if your computer blocks popups, erase everything after the .com, then type /app and it’ll open in your tabs bar.
What? This just floors me.
She’s twelve. Nobody has taught her any of this. Not how to do tutorials, not how to do screencaps, not how to make sparkle pictures, not how to launch a program if your pop-up blockers won’t allow it.
And I thought, “How did she learn all of this?” for a half second and then remembered: Self directed learning. Nobody has to teach her. She knows how to find information, push herself, educate herself and even educate others — and does so nonstop because she loves to learn.
It’s not that we don’t teach her too, but I love the fact that she so enthusiastically teaches herself.
Here’s to kids who never lose the joy of learning, teaching and growing. 🙂