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.

2016 PAL Award winners

AlphabetWoods_1500 Alphabet Woods by SimplyFun
Ages: 5 years and up
$28

AnomiaParty_hires Anomia Party Edition by Anomia Press
Ages: 10 years and up
$29.99

GAMEWRIGHT-109 Bring Your Own Book by Gamewright
Ages: 12 years and up
$14.99

compound_it2b Compound It All! by Lee and Low Books
Ages: 9 years and up
$29.95

qbitz_box_11b Crazy Letters by Mindware
Ages: 10 years and up
$24.95

t355_8e3ce8c3083c7b74309904ea9c040f01 Fast Flip by Blue Orange Games
Ages: 7 years and up
$12.99

gmc9-2 Friends and Neighbors by Peaceable Kingdom
Ages: 3 years and up
$15.99

Janod_Pleximemo%20Farm%20Memory%20Game Janod Pleximemo Farm Memory Game
Ages: 4 years and up
$17.99

ThinkFun Memory Yoga-HiResSpill Memory Yoga by ThinkFun
Ages: 3 years and up
$9.99

NutAndNuttier_1500 Nut & Nuttier by SimplyFun
Ages: 7 years and up
$28

EQ_Game_WithoutBook Q’s Race to the Top by EQtainment, LLC
Ages: 3-12 years of age
$24.99

Buggaloop_Small Ravensburger Buggaloop
Ages: 6 years and up
$29.99

Hundreds of Horses_Small Ravensburger Hundreds of Horses
Ages: 6 years and up
$14,99

Ocean Labyrinth_Small Ravensburger Ocean Labyrinth
Ages: 8 years and up
$31.99

RSC108_PackagingSingle_3DR_rgb Rory’s Story Cubes: Dr. Who by The Creativity Hub
Ages: 10 years and up
$9.99

RSC106_PackagingSingle_3DR_rgb Rory’s Story Cubes: Scooby-Doo by The Creativity Hub
Ages: 6 years and up
$9.99

Rule_Crazy_BoxTop_300dpi Rule Crazy, Starter Edition by P. F. Shaggy
Ages: 5-8 years
$29.99

unspecified Tiggly Shape’s Got Talent by Tiggly
Ages: 3-5 years of age
$2.99