Rosalie Perseveres with Code!
Featured Maker Rosalie from Mississippi loves to role play, loves theater, and was in a play called Lion Hunt! Along with performing, Rosalie loves playing Minecraft and Roblox! She is eight years old and told us that whatever she decides to be when she grows up, she wants it to involve coding! She mentioned being an actress or an artist as well. Rosalie’s favorite subjects in school are science and history because they are super interesting! We were so excited to talk with Rosalie about how she brings her creativity to coding!
How did you get introduced to Tynker? I’ve been coding for 1 or 2 years and my mom showed me this other coding thing, and I thought it was kind of hard, but then I tried Tynker and it was fun!
How did you learn how to use Tynker when you were first starting out? I used some Tynker courses and I used that Codey guy up there! You grab the code blocks and he tells you some stuff about it.
How have your coding skills improved since you started using Tynker? At first coding was hard, but then I started practicing and it started to get fun! And I made some cool games and animations.
How did you feel when you found out your project had been featured? I was super excited!
What is your favorite project you’ve made so far? “Wolfy Dress-Up” and one of the cake decorators! I like the wolf dress-up because the wolf is super cute and I like to drag the clothing on the wolf.
“Make Ur Own Cake!”
How do you get inspiration for your projects? Sometimes my sister says, “Hey sissy, can you make this?” And then I make it. She really liked the cake decorator and “Wolfy Dress-Up”!
Why do you like to code? I like to code because I can make my own games and animations. Sometimes I make shows! I made shows about animals and high school stuff.
Do you have a favorite code block? I like all of them! Maybe the “switch costume” block is my favorite.
What do you do with a project when you’re done with it? I show it to my sister to see if she likes it, and usually if it’s a super good project, I’ll publish it.
What are you planning to make next? I think I’m going to make more episodes of the show I’m making! I think I’ll make it about two wolves who are on two different paths but become good friends.
What’s the best thing about Tynker? That you get to make your own stuff on there! It’s super cool!
How do you think learning to code has prepared you for the future? I think maybe if I do a job that involves coding. I’m not sure but there could be a high school test on it!
Do you think other kids should try coding? Yeah, it’s super cool! It’s fun and it’s not too hard and you don’t have to use the actors, you can draw them!
What advice would you give to kids starting out with Tynker? I’d give them advice to try to take tutorials and coding courses so you can learn more about it and make your own project!
Jennifer, Rosalie’s mom, explained some of the ways Tynker has helped Rosalie develop as a person: “I think that she’s heading in the right direction and I find it very interesting that she can create these – she has a lot of visions in her head, she’s very creative, but to see her make it all happen, the whole scene or whatever she wants to happen, for her to be able to show me is good for her, good for her learning processes and I think that she’s become more patient working though her frustrations.”
Coding has also helped Rosalie express her artistic side: “I have seen her drawing style evolve, so she definitely has a style now where if you put a bunch of different kids’ drawings in front of me, I can easily pick out hers. I think she’s developed a way of drawing both on paper and on Tynker that is distinct to her. I think that’s going to keep going and her drawings are going to become more refined and detailed.”
Thank you, Jennifer and Rosalie, for interviewing with us! We can’t wait to see what other projects Rosalie creates. Happy coding!