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.

2019 PAL Award winners

Astro Trash by USAopoly
Ages: 6 years and up
$19.95

Baa Baa Bubbles by Spin Master
Ages: 3 years and up
$19.99

Button, Button, Belly Button by Peaceable Kingdom – A MindWare Brand
Ages: 2 years of age
$15.95

Eagle Chase by SimplyFun
Ages: 10 years and up
$39.00

Friends of a Feather by Ravensburger
Ages: 3 years and up
$19.99

Gotta Word by Cortex Toys
Ages: 10 and up
 

Guess It, Get It, Gumballs by Peaceable Kingdom – A MindWare Brand
Ages: 4 years and up
$15.95

Heads Talk Tails Walk by
Ages: 3 years and up
$14.99

Hoyle Mixed Emojis
Ages: 6-8 years of age
$5.99

Hoyle Seal Squad
Ages: 6-8 years of age
$5.99

Lily Pond by SimplyFun
Ages: 4 years and up
$34.00

Match-O-Rama by The Op | Usaopoly
Ages: 8 years and up
$19.95

Mickey’s Snuggletime by Wonder Forge
Ages: 3 years and up
$24.99

Miniland Emoti Blocks
Ages: 2 years and up
$19.98

Pick Me Up, Piggy! by Peaceable Kingdom – A MindWare Brand
Ages: 3 years and up
$19.95

SMARTGAMES Brain Train
Ages: 3 years and up
$29.99

SPARK Cards by SPARK Innovations
Ages: 4 Years and up
$26.99

Stick Figure it Out by Cortex Toys
Ages: 6 years and up
$19.99

Topper Takes a Trip by Peaceable Kingdom- a MindWare Brand
Ages: 2 years old and up
$17.95

Twisted Tales by SCS Direct
Ages: 8 years and up
$19.99

Wake Up Stars by SimplyFun
Ages: 3 years and up
$30.00