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Induction Certificate Number:   74020120622-563
Induction Date:   June 22, 2012
Certificate License Status:   Active
Product:   ArtObet: A Magical Adventure of Artists!
MSRP:   $19.99 USD
Company URL:  http://www.artobet.com
Rating: 

ArtObet: A Magical Adventure of Artists!

by:  Rev. James G.W. Fisher - Editor / Product Evaluation Expert
     
Evaluation Report Summary (ERS) Date:  06/22/2012

Artobet is ideal for ages 3-8, but with engaging stories, beautiful imagery, relaxing period music, easy-to-chant poems that help children understand each artist, and cameo appearances by the tooth fairy, cookie bandit and George Washington.

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Product Type Release Year Primary Usage Target Age / Max. Weight Target Gender
Educational DVD 2011 Consumer/Education 3-8 years Female/Male


Evaluation Report Summary (ERS) - Index



Evaluation Report Summary (ERS)
Category Rating Scores

Category rating scores are based on scale from 1 to 5. Rating score must be 3 or higher to pass in each evaluation category.


Content Quality Critical Skill Development Educational Value Marketability Response Level Visual Appeal
5 5 5 4.5 5 5

Final product / service rating is averaged from the sum total of ALL applicable evaluation category scores. Only scores of "3" or higher are published.

There are a total of 357 evaluation categories which are used in our evaluation process.
(NOTE: Not all categories are applicable to any one product or online service.)

Only 6 of the evaluation category rating scores for this New Inductee's evaluation are featured for public view.



Critical Evaluation Information

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2012-06-22 Labeled/Appropriate



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About Our New Inductee
A quick yet informative glance at what this New Inductee is all about.

ArtObet: A Magical Adventure of Artists! What's an ArtObet you might ask? ArtObet is a magical adventure of artists from A (Anguissola) to Z (Zorach), stopping along the way at favorites like Botticelli, Monet, and Van Gogh. Children learn more about classic artists, music and more in a delightful storyline that children can identify with while bringing new experience into their lives.
Image of artObet DVD

"Never did I imagine myself taking interest in the content of this children's DVD. I learned so much about each of these artists that I never before had appreciation for."


* A quote from one of the mom's at The Toy Man® Theater, a new segment of our consumer hands-on evaluation events.
Although ArtObet is designed for children, the content still takes you into a world of wonder and amazement for anyone of any age. The DVD is a wonderfully designed in a manner that captures a child's mind and takes them on an amazing journey of learning.

In our evaluation of ArtObet we strive to make sure products such as this are in fact suitable for the age group specified. In this case that would be for ages 3-8. After watching the DVD repeatedly with staff, consumers, industry professionals, and family members of our staff, children for the specified age group were totally captivated with ArtObet.

Quite unexpectedly, we discovered that whether a person is 8 or 80, male or female, the "...engaging stories, beautiful imagery, fun animations, relaxing period music, and cameo appearances by the tooth fairy, cookie bandit and George Washington" all make it a film that everyone can enjoy..
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Additional Details and Perspectives
More than just a cursory glance with aspects of relative importance.

Nothing can beat information directly from the source, in this case the developer of ArtObet. This is highly irregular yet we feel that we couldn't have said it any better when it comes to sharing what ArtObet is all about.

According to Carol Pineau, one of the two people responsible for the creation of the ArtObet video, "ArtObet began with Eleanor Palm, a kindergarten and first grade teacher who created a unique and magical early-reading curriculum that inspired children to learn so much more than what others thought was possible, and Carol Pineau, an award-winning filmmaker who thought her daughter’s amazing experience in Eleanor’s classroom should be shared with children everywhere. Together, they teamed up to create ArtObet, an entertainingly educational narrative film inspired by the early-reading lessons.


An image of a painting from the ArtObet Educational DVD  
"How could one possibly describe such an astounding video that plucks the strings of your emotions as you hear the music, no, rather feel the music, as you become familiar with each of the persons featured.

The entire production was so well orchestrated from the music to the children, to the magical images. We need a lot more content like this for kids today.
"


* A quote from one of our consumer hands-on evaluation events.


The 42-minute film follows the alphabet with letter prompts, covering 26 artists from A to Z. Each segment offers stories about the artist and short poems that help children understand and remember the artists’ work. The poem sequences are illustrated by children acting out famous paintings like the Mona Lisa and Starry Night, giving children a sense of being part of the art.

ArtObet brought together the community around the school, as children (nearly 40 children perform in the film), parents, family, friends, and professionals worked together to bring this vision to the world. ArtObet is the beginning of the Little Great Thinkers™ Series, inspiring children to explore the great thinker in us all."

Not only do you have an award winning video that fulfills the educational needs for a child, it goes well beyond that. Developmental skills are supercharged in addition to the contribution to psycho-social interaction and self -esteem. One of our copies of ArtObet is now being used at a local public library. It will serve as a seed planted for other families to enjoy the experience of ArtObet: A Magical Adventure of Artists!.
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Independent Evaluator Reports Icon Independent Evaluator Reports
Extensive independent study and analysis by credentialed scholars.
The information to follow is comprised of excerpts from inclusive detailed Evaluator Reports pertaining to this New Inductee. These reports have been prepared by credentialed scholars from their own extensive independent study and analysis.
* These excerpts have been posted verbatim, paraphrased, or a combination of both, in order to encapsulate the primary details conveyed in each of the evaluation reports in a brief summary form.

Doctor of Behavioral Study, Ph.D.
Director of Educational Behavior Studies

"The content of ArtObet is a well blended combination of carefully synced classical music selections, colorful detailed video, and well scripted vocal narration specific to each segment of the video. This is especially applicable with each segment featuring one of the art Masters featured in the video.

Much as an Educational DVD submitted to us some time back, ArtObet has been masterfully created for a child within the specific age range intended, For children of this age range they will interpret it as an experience of visual and audible media which without their own conscious thought, stimulates a preferential learning process. This is a vital part of their essential fundamental skill development."


"Cognitive and critical skill development are of strongest importance for children of the age group ArtObet was created for. I am willing to state that there is no question that ArtObet contributes well beyond demand what is needed for substantial cognitive, critical, and psycho social interaction skill development from a child watching and listening to the video.

Based upon the results from our studies, ArtObet represents a learning development stimulation that has a dominant influence in long term learning retention. We highly recommend this type of DVD to families as well as adoption for use in educational facilities."


Professor of Educational Studies, Ed.
ECD Learning Specialist / Behavioral Psychology Analyst

"ArtObet is a dynamic and innovative educational creation for 3 to 8 year olds. No matter what the level of a child's specific developmental needs, ArtObet provides the perfect catalyst to enliven creative thinking and take the imagination of a child well beyond their normal parameters.

It was amazing how there is such subtlety in the way the content of the ArtObet DVD establishes a connection with an individual, be they young or old. It is the ideal tool to educate, develop, and enhance the current state of the learning skill levels of children or adults from many perspectives."

"ArtObet has esily proven it has an excellent balance of content and learning. You need to remember that many educational DVD's today may have content, yet they are lacking the proper balance to initiate learning, and retention of what has been learned. Based upon my overall evaluation of ArtObet, I feel that it is a powerful learning tool I can highly recommend."


* PLEASE NOTE: At the request of our independent evaluators their names are not disclosed to protect their personal and professional privacy. Their labors are provided at no charge to assist us in providing a well-balanced and accurate evaluation report summary, (ERS). All opinions and or statements from the independent evaluator(s) featured here do not represent the opinion of The Toy Man® Product Guide, any member or division of Epiphany Communications and the International Parenting Institute.



Consumer Hands-on Evaluation
Details about the experience at our consumer hands-on evaluation event.

At the consumer hands-on evaluation event we held where ArtObet was subjected to the mercy of the consumers, it faired quite well. As a matter of fact, extremely well. Once again we had the assistance of a retail store for our video and sound equipment.

This time it was one of those Rent-To-Own stores. With their assistance, ArtObet was already on a HUGE flat screen TV with some serious speakers to hear the dialogue and the music, long before any of the other products were setup for the consumers to evaluate.

I can assure you of one thing, ArtObet drew plenty of people right from the start. First you heard comments about the "magical sparkly things swirling around the screen." That quickly changed to questions about "Who are the kids in the video?", "Who's the funny dressed man with the long hair?" and of course questions about the music. Soon afterwards, everyone watching the video had their eyes transfixed on the content on the big flat screen TV.
An image of one of the scenes from the ArtObet Educational DVD  

"How wonderful to see these children not just learning from their alphabet but learning about information that has value. These kids are learning to appreciate history and be inspired by the works of others from the past."



* A quote from an East Coast mom who shared this on her feedback form from our consumer hands-on evaluation event.
 


Throughout our consumer hands-on evaluation event we had plenty of participants totally engrossed in the video or busy sharing their excitement with others about what they had seen and learned about while watching it.

Once the event was over and we had examined all videos, feedback forms, and our own staff notes, we compiled the results and ArtObet passed this evaluation category for Consumer Hands-On Evaluation without even trying in a sense. It had all the right pieces of the puzzle to wow the crowd.

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Evaluation Category Rating Scores and Summary
A sampling of the evaluation category rating scores from the product review itself.
There are a total of 357 evaluation categories in our entire evaluation process.
(Not all categories apply to any one product or service under evaluation.)


CONTENT QUALITY:: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

CONTENT QUALITY of ArtObet was well beyond our expectations.

After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, it was clear to see that Artobet achieved a perfect score of [5] stars for CONTENT QUALITY.

According to the professor who was one of our independent evaluators:

"It was amazing how there is such subtlety in the way the content of the ArtObet DVD establishes a connection with an individual, be they young or old. It is the ideal tool to educate, develop, and enhance the current state of the learning skill levels of children or adults from many perspectives." 

After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, it was clear to see that Artobet achieved a perfect score of [5] stars for CONTENT QUALITY




CRITICAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT: Rating Level - [5] an image of 4.5 gold  stars

CRITICAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT is unquestionably one of the stronger contributions to a child's growth and learning. According to one of our independent evaluators, "Cognitive and critical skill development are of strongest importance for children of the age group ArtObet was created for. I am willing to state that there is no question that ArtObet contributes well beyond demand what is needed for substantial cognitive, critical, and psycho social interaction skill development from a child watching and listening to the video." The more a child experiences the sound and visual display of ArtObet, there is a consistent further advancement in the most important areas of skill development.

After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, it was clear to see that Artobet achieved a perfect score of [5] stars for CRITICAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT.




EDUCATIONAL VALUE: Rating Level - [5] an image of 4 gold  stars

When it comes to EDUCATIONAL VALUE, ArtObet is a literal slam dunk! "ArtObet has been masterfully created for a child within the specific age range intended. For children of this age range they will interpret it as an experience of visual and audible media which without their own conscious thought, stimulates a preferential learning process. This is a vital part of their essential fundamental skill development." 

After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, it was clear to see that Artobet achieved a perfect score of [5] stars for EDUCATIONAL VALUE.




MARKETING VALUE: Rating Level - [4.5] an image of 4.5 gold  stars

The evaluation category of MARKETING VALUE proved to be somewhat of a challenging task to determine at first. One of the primary factors to influence our final scoring was the results from the consumer hands-on evaluation. Consumers opinions carry a lot of weight. There was no question of ArtObet being a hit with the consumers.

We need to take many other factors into consideration in our analysis. We covered price point, availability, visual appeal, and hundreds of other evaluation category considerations. We finally identified one small weakness that needed to be addressed. The current branding for ArtObet is still in a state of infancy. With the mass volume of other educational DVD's in the same class as ArtObet that are out there, it weakens the full potential as far as Marketability Value is concerned. This ended up causing ArtObet to be docked for half a point.

After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets,ArtObet pulled its weight all the way to an almost perfect score of [4.5] stars for MARKETING VALUE.




RESPONSE LEVEL: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

RESPONSE LEVEL was nothing more than a hiccup of a challenge for ArtObet. Once again, just from the consumer hands-on evaluation alone there was more than enough evidence of the tremendous response level from the participants.

One of our consumer hands-on evaluation participants truly provided a perfect example:

"How could one possibly describe such an astounding video that plucks the strings of your emotions as you hear the music, no, rather feel the music, as you become familiar with each of the persons featured. The entire production was so well orchestrated from the music to the children, to the magical images. We need a lot more content like this for kids today."

After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, it was clear to see that ArtObet achieved a perfect score of [5] stars for RESPONSE LEVEL




VISUAL APPEAL: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

VISUAL APPEAL provide an interesting task to determine an accurate score. It was of no real challenge in any manner. In this evaluation category I think that one of our independent evaluators once again stated is so eloquently:

"The content of ArtObet is a well blended combination of carefully synced classical music selections, colorful detailed video, and well scripted vocal narration specific to each segment of the video. This is especially applicable with each segment featuring one of the art Masters featured in the video."

In every instance of our evaluation, those who were watching ArtObet had some thread of the content that captured their full and complete attention. Everything else around them didn't seem to matter. They just had to continue watching ArtObet to the very end. Loads of color and splash that was nothing short of extremely visually appealing.

After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, it was clear to see that Artobet achieved a perfect score of [5] stars for VISUAL APPEAL.



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