This is Scarlett. She’s probably around three or four years old. She’s adorable. And she’s a pro at identifying typefaces.
Before you go feeling sorry yourself because you still can’t really tell the difference between Arial and Helvetica, consider this: Children are great at picking up new languages. And typography is a lot like language, defined by a distinct visual vocabulary. Cues like decorative accents and line thicknesses aren’t so different from nouns or adjectives. And letters are like foundational grammar–an H or a T is always the same basic shape.
So either Scarlett is exercising her language skills here, the way kids do, or someone promised her one hell of a big chocolate-chip cookie on the other side of those notecards.