Video reviews of our PAL Award winners with tips on how to advance language through play • see PAL tips... ►
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In this interview, Sherry Artemenko tells News 12 Connecticut about the latest toys that can help children’s development and learning. See more Sherry’s news... ►
Sherry, thanks for giving us back our son. We are so grateful for everything you did for Ben and our family. Not seeing you every week makes me feel that something is missing… but we look forward to a summertime walk! We miss you,Nicole, mother of 2 year-old boy who was dismissed from therapyWestport, CT
Sherry, thank you so much for working with my girls for so long. Your kindness, thoughtfulness, insight and professionalism made our experience so meaningful. My husband and I appreciate all you have done for them. Let’s keep in touch. Thanks again.Mother of 3 and 5 year-old girlsGreenwich, CT
Thank you Sherry! You are a BIG help and Max adores you.Maria, mother of a 5 year-old boyFairfield, CT
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.
2014 PAL Award winners
“Too Much Glue” by Jason Lefebvre and Zac Retz
Ages: 4-8 years old
Baby Book Zoo Friends by HABA USA
Ages: 10 months of age
Never Ever by Jo Empson
Ages: 3-6 years
Our Day On the Town Sticker Storybook by PomTree
Ages: 3 years and up
SPLAT! Starring the Vole Brothers by Roslyn Schwartz
Ages: 3-7 years
Squirrels on Skis by J. Hamilton Ray, Illustrated by Pascal Lemaitre
Ages: 4-8 years old