PAL Awards

Established by respected speech and language expert Sherry Artemenko, the PAL Award recognizes exceptional toys, games and books that, through their design, content, quality, and character, promote play that advances language. PAL winners in the hands of kids spark fun and creative play with lots of talk!

Products, chosen on the basis of over 30 years practical child development experience, are complemented by coaching in thoughtful reviews, showing parents how to best use each toy, game or book to build language.

2015 PAL Award winners

1-10 Puzzle by Ravensburger
Ages: 5 years and up
$6.99

12′ Kaleidochute Giant Parachute by Pacific Play Tents
Ages: 3 years and up
$62.99

ABC Puzzle by Ravensburger
Ages: 5 years and up
$6.99

Activity Playmat Ladybug by Janod
Ages: Birth-24 months
$139.99

Alex Toys Jungle Fun ABC Play Mat
Ages: 12 months and up
$50.00

Alex Toys My Alphabet Puzzle
Ages: 3 years and up
$15.00

Alex Toys Ready, Set Color and Wipe!
Ages: 3 years and up
$12.50

Alex Toys USA Map in the Tub
Ages: 3 years and up
$20.00

Ambi’s Fishing Boat by Galt Toys
Ages: 2 years and up
$21.99

Ambi’s One Man Band by Galt Toys
Ages: 12 months and up
$20.99

Animals and Their Babies Puzzle by Ravensburger
Ages: 5 years and up
$6.99

Baby Amaze Learn to Talk and Read Baby Doll by VTech
Ages: 2-5 years
$29.99

Bakery Shoppe Set, Furniture Fits 18″ Girl Dolls by The Queen’s Treasures
 
 

Beauty Belongings By Hape
Ages: 3 years and up
$24.99

Busy Builder Wagon by BKids
Ages: 12 months and up
$50.00

Coast Guard Station with Lighthouse by Playmobil
Ages: 4-10 years old
$79.99

Colors Activity Book Owl by Janod
Ages: Birth-24 months
$27.99

Crayola Color Wonder Light Up Stamper
Ages: 3 years and up
$24.99

Crayola Crayon Carver
Ages: 6 years and up
$29.99

Crayola Easy Animation Studio
Ages: 6 and older
$24.99

Creative Play House by Plan Toys
Ages: 3 years and up
$150

Disney Imagicademy Storymation Studio by Wonder Forge
Ages: 4 years and up
$24.99

Doll Table and Chairs Set for 18″ Dolls by Laurent Doll
Ages: 8 years and up
 

Dragon in Turret by Folkmanis
Ages: 3 years and up
$27.99

Early Years Farm Friends Pop-it Beads by International Playthings
Ages: 6 months-3 years
$9.99

ELC Toybox Pull Along Zebra by International Playthings
Ages: 12 months and up
$19.95

Fairytale Theater by Build and Imagine
Ages: 4-8 years of age
$34.99

Fireman Observation Puzzle by Janod
Ages: 6-9 years of age
$19.99

French Cocotte Trolley Cooker by Janod
Ages: 1-4 years of age
$99.99

Frilled Lizard by Folkmanis
Ages: 3 years and up
$35.99

Giant Floor Puzzle ABC Monsters by Janod
Ages: 4-7 years
$19.99

Gigantic Step and Play Piano by Alex Toys
Ages: 3 years and up
$79.99

Go! Go! Smart Animals Grow and Learn Farm by VTech
Ages: 1-5 years of age
$39.99

Go! Go! Smart Friends Busy Sounds Discovery Home by VTech
Ages: !-5 years of age
$44.99

Grand Prix Suitcase by Janod
Ages: 3-6 years
 

Home Run Baseball Trainer by Step2
Ages: 3 years and up
$59.99

Hospital Observation Puzzle by Janod
Ages: 6-9 years of age
$19.99

Jungle Buddy Shape Sorter by BKids
Ages: 12 months and up
$20.00

Jungle Fun Activity Cart by Alex Toys
Ages: 1 year and up
$34.99

Kids First Automobile Engineer by Thames and Kosmos
Ages: 3 years and up
$44.95

Lego Duplo Airport
Ages: 2-5 years of age
$19.99

LEGO Juniors Pirate Treasure Hunt
Ages: 4-7 years
$9.99

Little House on the Prairie 18″ Doll Covered Wagon, Furniture for 18″ Girl Dolls by The Queens’ Treasures
Ages: 8 years and up
$149.99

Magnetic DIY Trolley by Janod
Ages: 1 year and up
$99.00

Maker Studio Construction Set by Thinkfun
Ages: 7 years to adult
$19.99

Mon Premier Bebe Bath Fresh Riviera by Corolle
Ages: 18 months and up
$42.00

Multikub Circus by Janod
Ages: 12-36 months
$24.99

Multikub Farm by Janod
Ages: 12-36 months
$24.99

My Pram Caterpillar by Janod
Ages: Birth to 24 months
$27.99

Pirate Treasure Chest by Playmobil
Ages: 4-10 years
$39.99

Princess Palace by Janod
Ages: 4-8 years
$49.99

Ready, Set, Shapes! by Alex Toys
Ages: 4 years and up
$17.50

Sammie Premium Bear by Bears for Humanity
Ages: 3 years and up
$39.99

Sea Serpent by Folkmanis
Ages: 3 years and up
$35.99

Sit-to-Stand Ultimate Alphabet Train by VTech
Ages: 12-36 months
$49.99

Smart Max Click and Roll by Smart Toys and Games
Ages: 3 y ears and up
$49.99

Take Along Zoo and Aquarium by Playmobil
Ages: 18 months and up
$42.99

The “Painting” Teepee by Pacific Play Tents
Ages: 3 years and up
$170.99

Unbored Disguises by MindWare
Ages: 8 years and up
$29.95

Vet Clinic by Playmobil
Ages: 4-10 years
 

Winged Dragon by Folkmanis
Ages: 3 years and up
$29.99

Worry Eaters by The Haywire Group
Ages: 3 years and up
$15.99 and $22.99