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.

2014 PAL Award winners

DJ_SuperStretchy_Beautyshot 2 Disney Junior Super Stretchy Game by Wonder Forge
Ages: 3 years and up
$16.99

DPP_RoyalPetSalon_Beautyshot 2 Disney Palace Pets Royal Pet Salon by Wonder Forge
Ages: 3 years and up
$19.99

DMP_Pictopia_BeautyShot Disney World of Disney Pictopia Game by Wonder Forge
Ages: 6 years and up
$19.99

spotitdoc_side Doc McStuffins Spot it! Numbers and Shapes by Blue Orange Games
Ages: 3 years and up
$11.99

DS_Charades_BoxShot Dr. Seuss Charades Game by Wonder Forge
Ages: 3 years and up
$9.99

22298 Dream Cakes by Ravensburger
Ages: 4 years and up
$16.99

40483_1 Family Alias by Tactic Games
Ages: 7 years and up
$22.99

imgres-1 GET4 and Score by SimplyFun
Ages: 8 years and up
$32.00

818LsbwAFnL._SL1500_ Gone Shopping Game by Galt Toys
Ages: 3-7 years
$17.50

spotitjake_side Jake and the Neverland Pirates Spot it! Numbers and Shapes by Blue Orange Games
Ages: 3 years and up
$11.99

01054_1 Junior Alias by Tactic
Ages: 5 years and up
$14.99

LastL-1525-LoResSpill Last Letter by ThinkFun, Inc
Ages: 8 years to adult
$12.99

imgres-2 Letter Slide by SimplyFun
Ages: 7 years and up
 

007392_4c_f_01 Magnetic Game Dress Up Lilli by HABA USA
Ages: 3 years and up
$15.00

7118c1oJ8dL._SL1500_ Matching Game Who Lives Where? by HABA USA
Ages: 1 1/2 years and up
$40.00

MoveA-1830-LoResSpill Move and Groove by ThinkFun Inc
Ages: 18 months and up
$19.99

Peaceable Kingdom Noodle Speedoodle Noodle Speedoodle by Peaceable Kingdom
Ages: 8 years and up
$24.99

GAMEWRIGHT-1105D Over Under
Ages: 10 years and up
$9.99

images Rory’s Story Cubes– MAX
Ages: 8 years and up
$19.99

Peaceable kingdom Say the Word Say the Word by Peaceable Kingdom
Ages: 10 years and up
$24.99

imgres-6 Show Me the Kwan by Griddly Games
Ages: 8 years and up
$19.99

imgres-11 Spot it! Alphabet by Blue Orange Games
Ages: 3 years and up
$9.99

imgres-12 Spot it! Numbers and Shapes by Blue Orange Games
Ages: 3 years and up
$9.99

SW_ForceGrab_BeautyShot Star Wars Force Grab by Wonder Forge
Ages: 6 years and up
$16.99

tapple_3dbt_web Tapple by USAopoloy
Ages: 8 years and up
$19.95

imgres-5 The Extraordinaires Design Studio by The Creativity Hub Ltd.
Ages: 8 years and up
$39.99

L_aAMCv0ITWGRfyz383vjVOnfs2D5KXCGTOJDy7wfUA,s3WlRlSrAjctqgddR4zW1onwnKJcnFCxdPI3DaSTpkI Tiggly Stamp Interacting with Tiggly Shapes by Tiggly-Kidtellect, Inc.
Ages: 18 months-4 years old
$29.95

treasuretrax_3dbt_web Treasure Trax by USAopoly
Ages: 3-5 years
$19.95

ukloo_riddle_on_whiteheader-1024x462 uKloo Riddle Edition Treasure Hunt Game
Ages: 7-9 years
$17.95

J02842_1 Who Am I? by Janod
Ages: 4-7 years
$19.99

ZingoWord-7706-LoResSpill Zingo! Word Builder by ThinkFun Inc
Ages: 5 years and up
$19.99