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

“From Birth to First Words” by Lynn Carson, Talking Together
Ages: 0-12 months

Bluebee Pals Techie Rangers Book & Activity Guide by Kayle Concepts
Ages: Pre-K-1st grade & Special Education
ebook $2.99, Paperback $12.99

Ditty Bird Musical Books by MEMA Enterprise PTY LTD
Ages: 1-3 years of age

Hoo Hoo Who? by Mary Maier with Lauren Horton
Ages: 2-5 years of age

How to Light Your Dragon by Didier Levy and Fred Benaglia
Ages: 3 years and up

Hum and Swish by Matt Myers
Ages: 3 years and up

Language Together Set 2
Ages: 3-8 years of age

LeapStart Go by LeapFrog
Ages: 4-8 years

New York Day & Night by Aurelie Pollet and Vincent Bergier
Ages: 3-6 years of age

Portable North Pole by UGroupMedia
Ages: 3 years and up

Summer Big Fun Workbooks by Highlights
Ages: 3-6 years of age

That’s MY Cake! by Wonderbly
Ages: 0-8 years