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.

2017 PAL Award winners

Bunny Bedtime by Peaceable Kingdom
Ages: 2 years and up

Despicable Me Labyrinth Game by Ravensburger
Ages: 7 years and up

Disney Jr. Mickey and the Roadster Racers Bump ‘N Race Action Game by Wonder Forge
Ages: 3 years and up

E-I-E-I-GO! by Mindware
Ages: 4 and up

Eye ‘N Seek by Blue Orange Games
Ages: 6 years and up

Gumball Words by SimplyFun
Ages: 8 years and up

Janod Beware the Mole
Ages: 3-6 years of age

Janod Hide and Seek Game
Ages: 12-36 months

Janod Magnetic Educational Game
Ages: 2-5 years of age

Janod Penguin Skittles Game
Ages: 3-6 years old

Janod Speed Pizza
Ages: 4-8 years

Krazy Wordz by Ravensburger
Ages: 10 years old and up

Large Dachshund by Brio
Ages: 18 months and up

Monkey Around by Peaceable Kingdom
Ages: 2 years of age

PDQ The Pretty Darn Quick Word Game by Gamewright
Ages: 10 years and up

Rainbow Croquet Caddy by Hape
Ages: 3 years and up

Tall Tales by SCS Direct
Ages: 4-99 years

Telestrations 8 Player: The Original by USAopoly
Ages: 12 years and up

The Rainbow Fish Share and Sparkle Game by Mindware
Ages: 3 years and up

Where’s Bear? by Peaceable Kingdom
Ages: 2 years and up

Wobbly Worm by Spinmaster
Ages: 3 years and up

WordSpiel by Set Enterprises, Inc.
Ages: 8 years and up