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

Alex Toys Future Coders Bunny Trails
Ages: 4 years and up
$34.99

Alex Toys Future Coders Robot Races
Ages: 4 years and up
$19.99

Brik Buster by Strictly Briks
Ages: 3-9 years of age
$29.99

Bunny Bedtime by Peaceable Kingdom
Ages: 2 years and up
$17.99

Despicable Me Labyrinth Game by Ravensburger
Ages: 7 years and up
$31.99

Disney Jr. Mickey and the Roadster Racers Bump ‘N Race Action Game by Wonder Forge
Ages: 3 years and up
$19.99

E-I-E-I-GO! by Mindware
Ages: 4 and up
$19.95

Eye ‘N Seek by Blue Orange Games
Ages: 6 years and up
$13.99

Gumball Words by SimplyFun
Ages: 8 years and up
$34.00

Hatchy Matchy Game by Spin Master
Ages: 3 years and up
$14.99

Ideal 4 Way Spelldown
Ages: 6 years and up
$19.99

Invisible Think by Mindware
Ages: 10 years and up
$24.95

Janod Beware the Mole
Ages: 3-6 years of age
$24.99

Janod Hide and Seek Game
Ages: 12-36 months
$9.99

Janod Magnetic Educational Game
Ages: 2-5 years of age
$19.99

Janod Penguin Skittles Game
Ages: 3-6 years old
$16.99

Janod Speed Pizza
Ages: 4-8 years
$17.99

Krazy Wordz by Ravensburger
Ages: 10 years old and up
$19.99

Monkey Around by Peaceable Kingdom
Ages: 2 years of age
$17.99

PDQ The Pretty Darn Quick Word Game by Gamewright
Ages: 10 years and up
$9.99

Rainbow Croquet Caddy by Hape
Ages: 3 years and up
$59.99

Soggy Doggy By Spin Master
Ages: 4 years and up
$19.99

Tall Tales by SCS Direct
Ages: 4-99 years
$34.95

Telestrations 8 Player: The Original by USAopoly
Ages: 12 years and up
$29.95

The Rainbow Fish Share and Sparkle Game by Mindware
Ages: 3 years and up
$19.95

Top Trumps by Top Trumps USA Inc.
Ages: 6 years and up
$7.99

Where’s Bear? by Peaceable Kingdom
Ages: 2 years and up
$17.99

Wobbly Worm by Spinmaster
Ages: 3 years and up
$19.99

WordSpiel by Set Enterprises, Inc.
Ages: 8 years and up
$12.99