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.

2018 PAL Award winners

Bright Lights Soccer Ball by VTech
Ages: 6-36 months
$14.99

BRIO World- SmartTech Engine with Action Tunnels and Washing Station
Ages: 3 years and up
$34.99, $54.99, $89.99

Bunchems Creativity Pack by Spin Master
Ages: 4 years and up
$19.99

Croco Jungle Research Station by Schleich
Ages: 3-8 years of age
 

Frog Life Cycle by Folkmanis, Inc.
Ages: 3 years and up
$67.99

GearZooz GearBuddies Lion & Mouse
Ages: 1 1/2- 4 years
$9.99

German Shepherd Puppy by Folkmanis, Inc.
Ages: 3 years and up
$39.99

Go! Go! Smart Wheels (Police Car, Truck, Helicopter) by VTech
Ages: 1-5 years
$7.99 each

GraviTrax Starter Set, Expansion Pack and Accessories by Ravensburger
Ages: 8 years and up
$59.99

Kinetic Sand Beach Sand Kingdom by Spin Master
Ages: 3 years and up
$19.99

Kruselings by Hape
Ages: 3 years and up
Deluxe $44.99 Casual $27.99

Large Red Barn with Animals by Schleich
Ages: 3-8 years of age
$99.99

Learn and Spin Aquarium by VTech
Ages: 9-36 months
$14.99

Long and Tall Puzzle 123 Rocketship by The Learning Journey International
Ages: 3 years and up
$14.99

Magicube Freebuilding Cubes by Geomagworld
Ages: 1 y ear and up
 

Magicube Mix and Match 9 piece by Geomagworld
Ages: 3 years and up
$34.99

Magicube Story Building by Geomagworld
Ages: 3 years and up
 

Magnetic Board (Dinosaur) by Bigjigs Toys LLP
Ages: 2 years and up
$15.00

Make a Mat by Makeamat.com
Ages: 1-8 years
$24.00

Mobile Vet With Hanoverian Foal by Schleich
Ages: 5-12 years of age
$39.99

Moonlite by Spin Master
Ages: 3 years and up
$24.99

Multi-Spout Sprayer by Hape
Ages: 2 years and up
$9.99

My First Learning Tablet by LeapFrog
Ages: 12 months and up
$17.99

My Little House by Smartfelt Toys
Ages: 2-5 years
$39.99

My Story Dolls by Faber-Castell
Ages: 6 years and up
$15.00

PJ Masks Super Catboy Learning Watch by VTech
Ages: 3-6 years
$14.99

Play & Move Puppy Tunes by VTech
Ages: 6 months and up
$9.99

Playful Chef Chocolate Studio and Shoppe by MindWare
Ages: 4 years and up
$14.95-$49.95

Pop Oh Ver Kitchen Counter Top by Kangaroo Manufacturing
Ages: 3 years and up
$39.95

Pop Oh Ver Stove Set by Kangaroo Manufacturing
Ages: 3 years and up
$39.95

Puzzle Doubles! Glow in the Dark Pirate Ship by The Learning Journey International
Ages: 3 years and up
$14.99

Ravensburger VW 3D Puzzle
Ages: 10 years and up
$29.99

Sensory Railway by Hape
Ages: 18 months and up
$29.99

Super Kid in Training by MindWare
Ages: 4 years and up
$24.95

Tad’s Fridge Phonics by LeapFrog
Ages: 2 years and up
$19.99

Trap and Gap Baseplates by Strictly Briks
Ages: 4 years and up
$24.99