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.

2014 PAL Award winners

imgres-2 Alpine Ridge Climber by Step2
Ages: 2 -6 years
$299.99

61084.main.1 Breyer New Arrival at the Barn
Ages: 4 years and up
$49.99

imgres-6 Camp Site by Playmobil
Ages: 4-10 years
$69.99

search Circus Puzzle by Janod
Ages: 5-8 years
$14.99

clifford-animalscience-235 Clifford Animal Science by The Young Scientists Club
Ages: 3 years and up
$19.99

clifford-foodscience-235 Clifford Food Science by The Young Scientist Club
Ages: 3 years and up
$19.99

61cps7AhmPL._SX300_ Dinosaur Floor Puzzle by Galt Toys
Ages: 3-6 years
$17.50

914XE35h2-L._SL1500_ Fairy Dressing Up Set by Galt Toys
Ages: 3 years and up
 

PomTree_TGC-0041 Fashion Portfolio_HR Fashion Portfolio by PomTree
Ages: 3 years and up
$12.99

t355_0fdd8eb17eaac9fe55a563b544ca73b2 Forest Friends Shape Sorter by International Playthings
Ages: 9 months and up
$24.95

imgres-10 GoldieBlox and the Dunk Tank by GoldieBlox Inc.
Ages: 4-9 years
$19.99

imgres-9 GoldieBlox and the Parade Float by GoldieBlox Inc.
Ages: 4-9 years
$19.99

imgres-3 Great Outdoors Playhouse by Step2
Ages: 1 1/2 years and up
$199.99

imgres-1 High Seas Adventure Sand and Water Table with Umbrella by Step2
Ages: 1 1/2 years and up
$69.99

Plan kitchen set 2 Kitchen Set by Plan Toys
Ages: 2 years and up
$70.00

J02816_1 MagnetiBook-Dinosaurs by Janod
Ages: 3-8 years
$15.99

imgres-6 Magnetistick Pirates by Janod
Ages: 4-10 years
$49.99

imgres My First Shop by Lego
Ages: 2-5 years
$24.99

Huggles large doll My Friend Huggles Doll by Great Divide Corporation
Ages: 3 years and up
$49.99

Huggles small doll My Little “h” Doll by Great Divide Corporation
Ages: 3 years and up
$24.99

PomTree_TGC-0042 Scrapbook Journal_HR My Super Life Journal…By Me by PomTree
Ages: 6 years and up
$12.99

imgres-5 My Take Along Train by Playmobil
Ages: 18 months and up
$64.99

NightBuddies shark NightBuddies by Napa Valley Toys USA
Ages: 2 years and up
$20.00

t355_fb915c3cde50484ab718f957ef49a43a Owl Busy Buddy Blanket by International Playthings
Ages: Birth and up
$16.95

A3975K_front_640_520 Paint a Tea Set by Galt Toys
Ages: 5 years and up
$12.99

41QH7X9SKJL._SX450_ Pirate Ship by Plan Toys
Ages: 3 years and up
$60.00

imgres-2 Play Park by Plan Toys
Ages: 3 years and up
$80.00

E00360-1 Princess Play Set by International Playthings
Ages: 6 months and up
$22.95

J08542_1 Story Box-Safari by Janod
Ages: 3-8 years
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J08540_2 Story- Firefighter Train by Janod
Ages: 3-8 years
$14.99

t440_67fbb2ec5cc57675a1b3270002a29b0a Tolo Teatime Shape Sorter
Ages: 12 months and up
$33.99

imgres-4 Unicorn Jewel Castle by Playmobil
Ages: 4-10 years
$92.99

51Z5kZcvBzL._SL1500_ Van Walker by Plan Toys
Ages: 10 months and up
$60.00

t440_12f672d229c54c6f46d3c911e6c31574 WOW Toys Mini WOW Line
Ages: 1-5 years
$8.49

J09608_2 XL Graffiti Black White Board by Janod
Ages: 3-8 years
$89.99

t355_033d92484fa92d0be002e2520f869278 Zeeland by International Playthings
Ages: 12 months and up
$24.95