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20 BEST GIFTS FOR 8-YEAR-OLD GIRLS, ACCORDING TO PARENTING AND TOY EXPERTS

By the time kids are 8 years old, they can devour information at a stunning rate. They also have a much better understanding of cause and effect — and their toys should reflect that. You might find your little girl performing small experiments as a way to explore the world around her (like dropping a bar of soap in the toilet and flushing it — just to see what happens). That's why when you're shopping for gifts for 8-year-old girls, you want to make sure that the toys match their interests and further their development.

To help prepare them for third grade, the Good Housekeeping Institute rounded up the best toys and gifts for 8-year-old girls. Our lab experts test hundreds of the most promising toys on the market for safety and functionality, and our kid testers help select the very best ones.

Among our list of toys are a few previous GH Toy Award winners and some of the best new toys of 2019. Don't forget to check out our other gift guides filled with the best toys for 1-year-olds, 2-year-olds, 5-year-old boys, toddlers, tweens, and teens!

10. STEAM CODING ROBOT

The Artie 3000 is a GH engineer favorite! It's a drawing toy that teaches kids how to code. It combines STEM learning and artistic expression since kids can imagine a design and then translate it into "drag and drop" code on a computer or tablet. Artie then draws the design your kid coded. You'll see him spin around and lifts and lower the markers!

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ARTIE 3000 IS AN ADORABLE ROBOT THAT'LL TEACH KIDS TO CODE

Meet Artie 3000, the cutest coding and drawing robot!

But Artie is more than just its looks. With this Wi-Fi-enabled STEM drawing robot, from Educational Insights, kids can learn how to code shapes and patterns on a Mac, PC, or tablet. Small but mighty, Artie is no taller than and just as wide as my iPhone 10S Max.

Kids will program their creations using the robot's built-in apps, and then Artie will draw it right on any piece of paper for you using one of the four included washable markers (and yes, you can use your own if it's between 8 to 10.5 millimeter diameter thickness). While the main purpose of Artie 3000 is to introduce kids to coding concepts, it’s really cool that kids will have something tangible afterward to show for all of their hard work — and then brag about how their very own robot drew the artwork on their command.

Users will have to first connect their devices to the bot, and younger kids may need mom or dad's help to connect for the first time. After Artie is all powered up, his own Wi-Fi connection will show up in your devices' settings. Patience is key! Let your device fully connect, or else you'll get a message that you are not connected to the internet. This happened to me several times before I gave the connection enough time to do its thing. Then, you can go on your browser to start playing.

Artie comes with three very useful cards to start out, which I have dubbed the Artie Bible™. They break down how to code shapes that are categorized as easy (a square), medium (a mandala), and hard (a game board, such as tic-tac-toe). Kids can use these instructions to start off coding the basics for the first time, or they can use one of the preprogrammed artwork, games, and shapes to get a feel for basic coding.

While testing and playing with Artie myself, I admittedly used some of the pre-programmed shapes and worked backward before learning how to do my own for the first time. There was a lot more to it than I originally thought, including picking Artie's starting point, figuring out how long I want some measurements to be, deciding on angles and degrees, and even small things like considering when Artie needs to bring the pen up or down to move around the piece of paper. And pro tip: Always make sure that Artie is in the middle of your paper before it goes on its drawing journey!

In terms of teaching kids how to code, Artie 3000 is a game changer. Not only will kids learn how to code (and draw) different functions using Artie's User Interface (UI) visual software, but this robot also works with other coding applications. Artie UI is the starting point, with easy drag-and-drop command blocks to control the bot. It's really important that kids can go beyond using Artie UI to write code for Artie using other popular computer languages. After they mastered Artie UI, they can move onto something more difficult or a more challenging coding language, which I think exponentially increases the play value of this toy.

Let's break down the rest: Blocky uses the same drag-and-drop commands as the Artie UI, but with more advanced programming techniques; Python is a higher level, multipurpose programming level; with Point & Click, users can click the simulation grid to draw a picture, and Artie will follow along; and Remote Control responds to a mouse or arrow keys to move Artie in all directions; and more.

Kids write the code and Artie 3000 connects those dots. This bot helps to introduce the basics of coding to kids and fuels their creativity and imaginations while they're learning.

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MENSA WELCOMES ITS FIRST ROBO-MEMBER

As Robotics Week boots up, Artie shows the value of coding and creativity

ARLINGTON, TEXAS, April 8, 2019 — American Mensa welcomed its first robot member. Artie 3000™, a drawing robot from Educational Insights who helps kids learn to code, was named an honorary member of the high-IQ society.

"American Mensa and the Mensa Foundation value the importance of coding and STEM-related education," said Trevor Mitchell, Executive Director of American Mensa. "We fell in love with Artie's unique ability to develop these skills but through artistic expression."

Artie is the first robot and only the third fictional character to receive an honorary Mensa membership card, joining Lisa Simpson from "The Simpsons" and Mr. Peabody from the animated film "Mr. Peabody & Sherman." As the first robo-member of Mensa, Artie boasts 16 languages and his own Wi-Fi and remote control. Take that, HAL 9000!

Artie joins Mensa at a time of growing emphasis on STEM education and robotics. The 10th annual National Robotics Week is under way, and the Toy Association's Decoding STEM/STEAM report has determined that toys play a crucial role in teaching STEAM concepts to kids by helping them develop competencies through play.

A recent survey, conducted by Educational Insights and American Mensa, found that 96 percent of parents believe coding principles will help kids regardless of their future career paths. The finding accentuates why Mensa is partnering with Educational Insights to help make coding approachable for every child, from Mensans to kids who simply love to draw. The collaboration includes free activity and lesson plans, perfect for educators and parents alike and available soon on MensaForKids.org.

Artie was recently featured at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and at Toy Fair New York. Designed for kids ages 7-12 and retailing at $69.99, the learning toy is available for purchase at www.EducationalInsights.com.

American Mensa is an organization open to anyone who scores in the top 2 percent on an accepted standardized intelligence test. Mensa has more than 50,000 members in the United States and more than 130,000 members globally. For more information about American Mensa, visit americanmensa.org.

Educational Insights, based in Southern California, is the creator of award-winning toys and games backed by a playful promise to provide new experiences that ignite passion and fuel kid creativity and imagination. For more than 50 years, its toys and games have helped kids around the world embrace their originality, celebrate their differences, and pursue their very best selves. Learn more at www.EducationalInsights.com.

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Charles Brown
(817) 607-5512
charlesb@americanmensa.org

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AMERICAN MENSA WELCOMES FIRST ROBOT MEMBER, ARTIE 3000

Educational Insights‘ Artie 3000 is the first robot member of American Mensa.

The high-IQ society named the coding robot an honorary member — the third fictional character to receive the honor, joining Lisa Simpson from The Simpsons and Mr. Peabody from DreamWorks’ Mr. Peabody and Sherman.

Artie 3000 made its debut at CES in January, quickly building buzz through Toy Fair season. Kids can watch Artie draw what’s been coded, line by line, moving forward, backward, and spinning in any direction while lifting and lowering one of four thin-tip, colored markers. Beyond free-form coding, Artie is pre-programmed with a variety of designs such as numbers and letters, shapes, games, and line-art for coloring.

Additionally, Mensa For Kids and Educational Insights collaborated on a series of Artie activities for professional educators and parents alike, all downloadable at www.codewithartie.com.

American Mensa will be at the 2019 Licensing Expo, taking place from June 4 to 6, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The organization currently works with licensing partners including Educational Insights, Hasbro, Match.com, Norwegian Cruise Lines, and Skyhorse Publishing. Mensa is seeking partners in a variety of categories and will exhibit at booth No. O51.

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CODING JUST GOT COOLER (AND CUTER) WITH THE ARTIE 3000 ROBOT.

One of our favorite tech discoveries at this year's New York Toy Fair was this adorable new drawing robot Artie 3000. What makes him so special you ask? Well, let's just say he teaches kids ages 7-12 how to code using activities created in collaboration with Mensa for Kids. Whoa.

We know you hear a lot about STEM toys teaching kids to learn how to code, but what exactly does that mean? Well, with Artie, kids can imagine simple or complex drawings and designs, and translate them into "drag and drop" code on any device. Then Artie actually draws what the kids have coded, line by line, moving forward, backward, even spinning while lifting and lowering markers.

We know parents will love that Artie's WIFI is built in, so your kids won't need an Internet connection to play. And he’s got lots of pre-programmed designs, along with that freeform coding capability to let kids stretch their imagination.

But what's so unique about Artie is that he's got an honorary Mensa card. In fact, he's only the third character to ever receive such an honor, after Lisa Simpson and Mr. Peabody. This means the prestigious American Mensa organization gives him a big thumbs up, and has worked together with Educational Insights (the makers of Artie) to create special activities for kids.

Now, you can't get your hands on Artie 3000 just yet, as he won't be ready to ship until the end of March. But you'll definitely want to keep your eye on him, or hey, pre-order, so you'll get first dibs on his drawing wizardry (that’s not really wizardry at all). Yay STEM!

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ARTIE 3000 ROBOT TEACHES KIDS TO CODE BY MAKING ART

This little robot is called Artie 3000, which sounds like a bad 1980s robot movie. Created by Educational Insights, it's a programmable robot that encourages kids to code through art.

There are plenty of toys for kids that encourage problem-solving, but this one is kind of unique. This new 'bot is all about art and design. The robot was designed to be easy to use so that kids can create simple or complex drawings with code. Instead of drawing by themselves, kids can drag and drop code into a digital device and then Artie 3000 will make it happen. Artie draws what has been coded. It’s basically a modern version of those turtle graphics robots.

This little robot is compatible with a range of computers, laptops, tablets and mobile devices. You don't need wi-fi to play with this robot. American Mensa, the society for high-IQ smarty-pants people, has partnered with Educational Insights to bring your kids this robot. In fact, Artie will be the first robot and only one of three characters to receive an honorary Mensa card. The others were Lisa Simpson and Mr. Peabody.

The Artie 3000 Robot is available for pre-order now, and is a bargain at just $69.99. He's expected to start shipping on 3/14/19.

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CES 2019: EDUCATIONAL INSIGHTS DEBUTS ARTIE 3000, A DRAWING ROBOT THAT TEACHES KIDS CODING

At CES 2019, Educational Insights has unveiled Artie 3000, a new drawing robot that teaches kids how to code.

Kids can imagine simple or complex drawings and designs, and translate them into "drag and drop" code on any device, before watching Artie draw what’s been coded.

With a built-in WiFi server, Artie is compatible with any desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smart device with no need for an internet connection to play. In addition to freeform coding, Artie comes pre-programmed with a variety of designs like numbers and letters, shapes, games, and line-art for colouring.

Artie will be the first robot and only the third character to ever receive an honorary Mensa card, following in the footsteps of Lisa Simpson and Mr. Peabody.

"American Mensa and the Mensa Foundation value the importance of coding in helping kids achieve to their greatest potential in this day and age," said Trevor S. Mitchell, MBA, CEO, American Mensa.

"We have fallen in love with Artie due to the robot's unique ability to help develop these skills, but through artistic expression, which is too often missing in the areas of technology and coding."

Educational Insights has collaborated with Mensa For Kids on a range of Artie activities available on the Mensa website in early 2019. These activities are all downloadable at www.codewithartie.com.

Artie 3000 will be available in the spring of 2019 for an MSRP of $69.99.

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ARTIE 3000: A NEW ARTISTIC CODING ROBOT FROM EDUCATIONAL INSIGHTS

While Toy Fair isn’t until February, CES gives us a slightly earlier look at what the tech side of the toy world has in store for us later this year. And at CES 2019, Educational Insight is making waves with their just-announced Artie 3000 — a brand new and interesting take on coding robots for kids.

The Artie 3000 is a coding robot created by Educational Insights (a leader in the educational toys space) that helps kids to learn the basics and essentials of coding through drawing. This bot can create simple or complex artistic creations on paper and translate them into an easy-to-understand drag and drop code on any device.

That means that children will be able to watch as the Artie 3000 robot draws what they’ve coded on their screen using four thin-tip, colored markers that lower as the bot spins, rotates, and moves forward/backward.

Artie has a built-in Wi-Fi server so it actually works with just about any desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone without the separate need for an internet connection to play.

The Artie 3000 allows for both freeform coding and pre-programmed activities with a variety of designs, including numbers, letters, shapes, and various games.

Recommended Age Group
The Artie 3000 coding robot is specifically designed for kids ages 7-12.

Price
The Artie 3000 will have an MSRP of $69.00 when it launches in Spring 2019.

Where to Buy Artie 3000
There's no word on the availability of the Artie 3000 just yet, but fully expect it to be on Amazon and available at other big retailers like Target and Walmart, as they each carry all other Educational Insights toys.

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EDUCATIONAL INSIGHTS UNVEILS NEW CODING ROBOT, ARTIE 3000™ AND A PARTNERSHIP WITH AMERICAN MENSA AT CES 2019

Recent Survey by Educational Insights and Mensa Indicates that 94% of Parents Surveyed Believe that Learning Coding through Artistic Concepts Would Make it More Engaging and Fun for Kids

GARDENA, CA (January 7, 2019) – Coding meets creativity in Artie 3000™, a new coding robot for kids from Educational Insights debuting at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. In a recent survey conducted by Educational Insights and American Mensa, it was found that 96% of parents surveyed stated they believe coding principles will help kids regardless of their future career paths. The need and interest for a robot like Artie has never been higher. Artie helps making coding approachable for every child - from Mensa members to kids who simply love to draw.

Meet ARTIE at CES Unveiled

Artie 3000 is a drawing robot that helps kids learn to code. They can imagine simple or complex drawings and designs, and translate them into "drag and drop" code on any device. Kids then get to experience the payoff of watching Artie draw what's been coded, line by line, moving forward, backward, and spinning in any direction while lifting and lowering four thin-tip, colored markers. With a built-in WiFi server, Artie is compatible with any desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smart device with no need for an internet connection to play. In addition to freeform coding, Artie comes pre-programmed with a variety of designs like numbers and letters, shapes, games, and line-art for coloring.

Artie 3000 is noted for its unique ability to foster critical coding skills through artistic inspiration and expression. American Mensa, the world-renowned society for high-IQ individuals, has partnered with Educational Insights due to the unique skills that Artie helps teach kids. Artie will be the first robot and only the third character to ever receive an honorary Mensa card, following in the footsteps of Lisa Simpson and Mr. Peabody.

"American Mensa and the Mensa Foundation value the importance of coding in helping kids achieve to their greatest potential in this day and age," said Trevor S. Mitchell, MBA, CEO, American Mensa. "We have fallen in love with ARTIE due to the robot's unique ability to help develop these skills, but through artistic expression, which is too often missing in the areas of technology and coding."

Educational Insights has collaborated with Mensa For Kids and there will be ARTIE activities available on the Mensa website in early 2019 to develop learning activities and STEAM-based challenges that spark curiosity in coding through creativity. These activities, perfect for professional educators and parents alike, are all downloadable at www.codewithartie.com.

Artie's release couldn't be more timely, with an increased emphasis on STEM learning and its artistic counterpart, STEAM. Coding with Artie 3000 encourages both sides of the brain, building left-brain skills like basic programming, geometry, and math, while creating cool, colorful designs engages the right side of the brain.

Trevor Mitchell will be moderating a panel at CES entitled "Cracking the Coding Question, Why Learn to Code?" on Thursday, January 10th at 9:40 a.m. Educational Insight's Janene Russell, Product Development Manager, will participate in the panel, speaking to some of the many ways coding can teach kids to experiment while providing the confidence to make mistakes and iterate.

Artie 3000 is designed for kids ages 7-12 and will be available in the spring of 2019 for an MSRP of $69.99. The product will be on display at the Living in Digital Times/Kids At Play Area of the CES Show in Booth #44170, Sands Expo Center.

Learn more at CodeWithArtie.com. Get social with @EducationalInsights on Facebook and Instagram and Twitter. #CODING #STEM #STEAM

Educational Insights based in sunny Southern California, Educational Insights is the creator of award-winning toys and games backed by a playful promise to provide new experiences that ignite passion and fuel kid creativity and imagination. For more than 50 years, our award-winning toys and games have helped kids around the world embrace their originality, celebrate their differences, and pursue their very best selves. Learn more about how we are igniting the spark in every child at www.EducationalInsights.com.

American Mensa is an organization open to anyone who scores in the top 2 percent on an accepted standardized intelligence test. Mensa has more than 50,000 members in the United States and more than 130,000 members globally. For more information about American Mensa, visit americanmensa.org.

Contact:
Educational Insights
EducationalInsights@brilliantprm.com
888.808.4465 x747

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