There is no better way to learn Blender than stepping into a simple project. And this tutorial will let you do just that.
This simple video tutorial is by IzE_Design and its a rather enjoyable video to watch. Despite the simplicity of the penguin character you can't help but love the final result and want to follow along to duplicate it.
Its IzE_Design's first video tutorial and its a good one. Lots of introductory pieces of information and its at the perfect speed.