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

ALEX%20Toys_Little%20Hands%20Big%20Artist%20Market%20Kit Alex Toys Little Hands Big Artist –Marker
Ages: 3 years and up
$14.50

ALEX%20Toys_Little%20Hands%20Big%20Artist%20Crayon%20Set Alex Toys Little Hands Big Artist–Crayon
Ages: 3 years and up
$14.50

alex-toys_my-first-house-activity-cube ALEX Toys My First House Activity Cube
Ages: 18 months and up
$125

2687851 ALEX Toys Ready, Set, Bodies
Ages: 4 years and up
$25.00

2687901 ALEX Toys Ready, Set, Dinos!
Ages: 4 years and up
$25.00

imgres-2 ALEX Toys Ready, Set, Sew
Ages: 4 years and up
$18.50

Alex%20Toys_Simply%20Needlepoint%20Love Alex Toys Simply Needlepoint
Ages: 5 years and up
$4.99

ALEX%20Toys_Woodland%20Wonders%20Activity%20Center%20pckg Alex Toys Woodland Wonders Activity Center
Ages: 18 months and up
$145

337247c300c40a4a5e07b8b23482b05b Arckit Go Colours
Ages: 10 years and up
$59.99

412vji2hsdl-_sx355_ Ark by Hape
Ages: 8 years and up
$49.99

BabyAmaze_full6 Baby Amaze 3-in-1 Care and Learn Stroller
Ages: 2-5 years of age
$44.99

51Iblw1r32L Beary Rumples by Rumple Buddies
Ages: 0-8 months
$16.95

db2bdqbv6efrcy65ahld-620x620 Better Builders Emotions by Guidecraft
Ages: 2 years and up
$39.99

bbppro-bear-with-patch-and-tablet-1 Bluebee Pals by Kayle Concepts
Ages: Pre-K to third grade
$64.99

Inventor_3__41762.1457986724.500.500 Brackitz Inventor 100 Piece Set
Ages: 3 years and up
$59.95

33790_CountrysideHorseSet Brio Countryside Horse Set
Ages: 3 years and up
$64.99

33510_ControlTravelTrain Brio Remote Control Travel Train
Ages: 3 years and up
$39.99

33941_BRIOFamilyHousePlayset Brio Village Family Home Playset
Ages: 3 years and up
$69.99

8131887c97d45193a58fdd299cb0c652_f854-1 Calafant Large Sets by The Haywire Group
Ages: 4 years and up
$19.99

43d7ae1850d53528f1fb303177e08888_f868 Calafant Medium Sets by The Haywire Group
Ages: 4 years and up
$15.99

care-for-me-learning-carrier Care for Me Learning Carrier by VTech
Ages: 9-36 months
$24.99

imgres Color Alive Frozen and Avengers by Crayola
Ages: 4 years and up
$5.99

Count & Learn Turtle Count and Learn Turtle by VTech
Ages: 2-5 years
$14,99

bs312 Crayola Air Marker Sprayer
Ages: 8 years and up
$29.99

crayola-crayon-factory-ptru1-23807430dt Crayola Crayon Factory
Ages: 8 years and up
$34.99

imgres-1 Crayola Emoji Maker
Ages: 6 years and up
$19.99

18358416777458852004 Crayola Jewel Maker
Ages: 8 years and up
$24.99

image001 Creativity Castle by Build and Imagine
Ages: 4-8 years
$49.95

VTech Crinkle & Roar Lion Crinkle and Roar Lion by VTech
Ages: Birth to 36 months
$14.99

כהן 2.110065 Dancing Crab Set by Fun Flex
Ages: 0-18 months
$19.99

14307_10_PM1 Do Art Word Art by Faber-Castell
Ages: 7 years and up
$14.99

t440_4d49861e943a3e84c7125605082327b8 Fire Station Train Set by Bigjigs Toys Ltd.
Ages: 3 and up
$69.99

5713-Floating-Island Floating Island by Plan Toys
Ages: 18 months and up
$30.00

81aMUjGixML._SL1200_ Folkmanis Black Dragon
Ages: 3 years and up
$69.99

monarch_3073_3poses_rgb Folkmanis Monarch Life Cycle
Ages: 3 years and up
$39.99

mn1_000435 Folkmanis Slow Loris
Ages: 3 years and up
$37.99

mn1_000430 Folkmanis Yellow Beaked Crow
Ages: 3 years and up
$33.99

product4 Frog Mirror Set by Fun Flex
Ages: 0-18 month
$19.99

Go! Go! Smart Animals Furry Animals Assortment Go! Go! Smart Animals Furry Animals Assortment by VTech
Ages: 1-5 years of age
$9.99 each

go-go-smart-friends-enchanted-princess-palace Go! Go! Smart Friends Enchanted Princess Palace by VTech
Ages: 1 1/2-5 years of age
$59.99

IMG_0519 Gombe Rainforest Camp Table and Chair Set for 18″ Girl Dolls by The Queen’s Treasures
Ages: 8 years and up
$39.99

hape-high-seas-rocker_1_1024x1024 High Seas Rocker by Hape
Ages: 12 months and up
$99.99

G9606_main-620x620 IO Blocks Vehicle Set by Guidecraft
Ages: 4 years and up
$49.95

Janod_Baby%20Forest%20Fox%20Ride-on Janod Baby Forest Fox Ride-on
Ages: 1 year and up
$79.99

unspecified-4 Janod Baby Forest Shapes-Caterpillar
Ages: 12-36 months
$14.99

unspecified-3 Janod Country Club Riding School
Ages: 4-8 years of age
$54.99

Janod_DIY%20Foldable%20Work%20Bench Janod DIY Foldable Workbench
Ages: 3 years and up
$49.99

Janod_Doctors%20Suitcase Janod Doctor’s Suitcase
Ages: 3 years and up
$29.99

Janod_Firehouse%20Playset Janod Fire House
Ages: 3 years and up
$79.99

unspecified-2 Janod Fireman Magnetic Vertical Puzzle
Ages: 1 1/2 years of age
$24.99

Janod_Garden%20House%20Shape%20Sorter Janod Garden House Shape Sorter
Ages: 11/2 years and up
$24.99

Janod_Service%20Station%20Garage2 Janod Gas Station
Ages: 3 years and up
$79.99

unspecified-6 Janod Little Miss Vanity Set
Ages: 3-8 years
$29.99

unspecified-1 Janod Princess Magnetic Vertical Puzzle
Ages: 1 1/2 years old
$24.99

Janod_Observation%20Puzzle Janod Round Observation Puzzle Galloping Horses
Ages: 6 years and up
$19.99

Janod_Shape%20Sorter%20Garden%20Textures Janod Shape Sorter–Garden Textures
Ages: 1-3 years
$12.50

Janod_Splash%20Easel-1 Janod Splash Adjustable Easel
Ages: 3 years and up
$89.99

imgres Janod Splash Magnetic Letters Set
Ages: 3-8 years
$14.99

Janod_Tactile%20Puzzle_Life%20on%20the%20Ice Janod Tactile Puzzle Life on the Ice
Ages: 3 years and up
$17.99

Janod_A%20Day%20at%20the%20Zoo%20Tactile%20Puzzle Janod Tactile Puzzle–A Day at the Zoo
Ages: 3-6 years
$17.99

Janod_Fantastic%20Castle-1 Janod the Fantastic Castle
Ages: 4 years and up
$54.99

unspecified Janod Zigalos Hen’s Activity House
Ages: 18-36 months
$39.99

janod_zigolos-elk-fox-loopin-stacker-and-rocker Janod Zigolos Elk and Fox Looping Stacker and Rocker
Ages: 12-36 months
$49.99

janod_zigolos-shape-box-pull-along-bear Janod Zigolos Shape Box Pull Along Bear
Ages: 12-36 months
$29.99

jungle-train-journey-set-e3800_2_zoom Jungle Train Journey Set by Hape
 
$39.99

Kaloo_Les%20Amis%20Cookie%20Leopard Kaloo Les Amis Medium Cookie Leopard
Ages: all ages
$29.00

Kaloo_Les%20Amis%20Pepit%20Penguin Kaloo Les Amis Medium, Pepit Penguin
Ages: all ages
$29.99

Kaloo_Les%20Amis%20Rocking%20Donkey Kaloo Les Amis rocking Donkey
Ages: 3 years and up
$159.99

Kaloo_Rouge%20Medium%20Bear%20Sandy%20Beige Kaloo Rouge-Medium Bear-Sandy Beige
Ages: all ages
$24.99

Kaloo_Rouge%20Medium%20Rabbit%20Cocoa%20Brown Kaloo Rouge-Medium Rabbit-Cocoa Brown
Ages: all ages
$24.99

51snlnyjjl Kathe Kruse Monkey Carlo Towel Doll
Ages: Birth and up
$27.99

5047_product_detail Large African Safari by Playmobil
Ages: 18 months and up
$49.99

00844-Lincoln-Logs-Collectors-Edition-Village-Pkg_300dpi Lincoln Logs Collectors Edition Village by K’NEX
Ages: 3 years and up
$109.99

MM Directors Cut_package_43067 Mighty Makers Director’s Cut Building Set by K’NEX
Ages: 7 years and up
$34.99

416468 43534 MM Fun on the Ferris Wheel_Pkg Mighty Makers Fun on the Ferris Wheel by K’NEX
Ages: 7 years and up
$34.99

W_MP_DMN15_005_380x380 Mon Premier Bebe Bisou by Corolle
Ages: 18 months and up
$50.00

DSC_0215 Mother and Baby Plush Chimpanzee for 18″ Girl Dolls by The Queen’s Treasures
Ages: 8 years and up
$26.99

crayola-my-first-crayola-sand-ptru1-23734411dt My First Crayola Mess Free Sand Scribbler
Ages: 24 months and up
$19.99

03-5094-0_Product_Outdoor_Sidewalk-Chalk_Neon-3D_F Neon 3D Chalk by Crayola
Ages: 4 years and up
$4.99

NogginSeek Photo NogginSeek Peek and Seek Rattle by SmartNoggin Toys
Ages: 3 months and up
$16.99

lhdlli-1 Officially Licensed Little House on the Prairie 18″ Laura Ingalls Doll and Accessories by The Queen’s Treasures
Ages: 8 years and up
$99.99

VTech On-the-Moove Activity Bar On the Moove Activity Bar by VTech
Ages: Birth-36 months
$12.99

Lifestyle Shot for Catalogs:Ads2 Play Tape by InRoad Toys
Ages: 3 years and up
$4.99-$14.99

t440_2f0efc53a9f1dd111dc0bcb75e33b774 Pull Along Cat by Bigjigs Toys Ltd
Ages: 12 months and up
$24.95

QMonkey Q-Time Buddy by EQtainment, LLC
Ages: 3-6 years
$19.99

e6017a-space-city-2 Quadrilla Space City by Hape
Ages: 6 years and up
$149.99

Smartscope Ravensburger Smartscope
Ages: 8 years and up
$44.99

ring-learn-cash-register Ring & Learn Cash Register by VTech
Ages: 12-36 months
$24.99

VTech Sleepy Lullabies Bear Projector Sleepy Lullabies Bear Projector by VTech
Ages: Birth and up
$14.99

PLAYMOBIL-City-Action-Space-Rocket--pTRU1-23288625dt Space Rocket with Launch Site by Playmobil
Ages: 6 years and up
$49.99

5662_product_detail Take Along School House by Playmobil
Ages: 4 years and up
 

0002717_G-7-30_360 Teacher Chair by Pacific Play Tents
Ages: 3 years and up
$49.95

e4307a-teepee-tent-red-with-child.jpg Teepee Tent by Hape
Ages: 3 years and up
$99.99

touch-learn-activity-desk-deluxe Touch & Learn Activity Desk Deluxe by VTech
Ages: 2-5 years
$54.99

Wonderhood corner shops Wonderhood Corner Shops Creative Building Set
Ages: 5 years and up
$29.99

Wonderhood hotel Wonderhood Grand Hotel Creative Building Set
Ages: 5 years and up
$59.99

184000_1 Zoo Jamz Microphone by VTech
Ages: 18 months-4 years
$12.99