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.

2015 PAL Award winners

imgres Compose Yourself by Thinkfun
Ages: 6 to 106 years

GMC7_Dinosaur-Escape_SPREAD Dinosaur Escape by Peaceable Kingdom
Ages: 4 years and up

imgres-1 Disney Doc McStuffins Mix Up! Fix Up! Game by Wonder Forge
Ages: 3 years and up

Shakespeare_600 Do You Know Shakespeare? by SimplyFun
Ages: 12 years and up

imgres-1 Dohdles! by Thames and Kosmos
Ages: 10 years and up

FRANK_800 FrankenWords by Haywire Group
Ages: 7 years and up

81OzPoB1lbL._SY355_ Ideal Electronic A to Z
Ages: 8 years and up

Ideal_Word Speed Dice Slide Ideal Word Speed Dice Slide
Ages: 8 years and up

prod1732_4_lg Koala Capers Game by Educational Insights
Ages: 3 years and up

13663 Puzzle +App-My Favorite Horse by Ravensburger
Ages: 6 years and up

13664 Puzzle+App-T-Rex by Ravensburger
Ages: 6 and up

imgres-7 Resulta by Hape
Ages: 4 years and up

3piggies_us Three Little Piggies by SmartGames
Ages: 3-6 years