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.

2019 PAL Award winners

Adventure Treehouse by Schleich
Ages: 3 years and up
$69.99

babu Rollers by MindWare
Ages: 6 months of age and older
$24.95

Brio My First Farm
Ages: 18 months and older
$59.99

Butterfly Counting Pal by LeapFrog
Ages: Birth and up
$17.99

Candylocks Doll by Spin Master
Ages: 5 years and up
$9.99

Crayola Color Chemistry Arctic Lab
Ages: 7 years and up
$24.99

Crayola Scribble Scrubbie Safari Oasis
Ages: 3 years and up
$19.99

Cuddly Kitten by Faber-Castell USA
Ages: 4 years and up
$19.99

Dig it Up! Discoveries Dragons by MindWare
Ages: 4 years and up
$25.95

Dinosaur Island by Bigjigs Toys Ltd
Ages: 3 years and up
$74.99

First Words Baby Babble Training Trumpet by People Toy Company
Ages: 7 months and up
$8.99

Folkmanis Robot Puppet
Ages: 3 years and up
$55.99

Folkmanis Snow Leopard Cub Puppet
Ages: 3 years and up
$59.99

Gravitrax Trampoline by Ravensburger
Ages: 8 years and up
$24.99

Hape Cook ‘n Serve Kitchen
Ages: 3 years and up
$149.99

Hape Double Fun Fishing Set
Ages: 24 months and up
$19.99

Jet Duck Family (Pirate, Mermaid, Firefighter) by Yookidoo
 
$29.95

Juno My Baby Elephant by Spin Master
Ages: 5 years and up
$99.99

KEVA Cutouts by MindWare
Ages: 5 years and up
$26.95

Kinetic Sand Sandisfying Set by Spin Master
Ages: 3 years and up
$19.99

King George’s Castle by Bigjigs Toys
Ages: 3
 

Latches & Doors Busy Board by VTech
Ages: 12-36 months
$24.99

LeapBuilders ABC Smart House by LeapFrog
Ages: 2-5 years
$24.99

Learn & Groove Shakin’ Colors Maracas by LeapFrog
Ages: 6 months and up
$14.99

Lights & Stripes Zebra by VTech
Ages: Birth and up
$14.99

Long and Tall Puzzles-Big to Small Animals by The Learning Journey
Ages: 3 years and up
$14.99

Magicube Jack and the Beanstalk by Geomagworld
Ages: 3 years and up
$34.99

Magicube Nursery Rhymes by Geomagworld
Ages: 3 years and up
$34.99

Mighty Mini Band by Hape
Ages: 24 months and up
$39.99

Mix & Match-a-Saurus by VTech
Ages: 2-5 years
$39.99

My First Shaped Puzzles–Pet Friends by The Learning Journey
Ages: 2 years and up
$9.99

My Peek-a-Boo LapPup (Scout or Violet) by LeapFrog
Ages: 6 month and up
$14.99

Myla the Magical Unicorn by VTech
Ages: 4 years and up
$59.99

Oribel VertiPlay Tree Top Adventure
Ages: 2 years and up
$39.99

Paint Your Own Fairy Garden by MindWare
Ages: 8 years and up
$24.95

PAW Patrol Mighty Jet Command Center
Ages: 3 years and up
$59.99

Paw Patrol Skye Learning Watch by VTech
Ages: 3-6 years
$14.99

Pop Up Shop by Hape
Ages: 3 years of age and up
$149.99

RockIt Twist by LeapFrog
Ages: 4-8 years
$59.99

Scout’s Learning Lights Remote Deluxe by LeapFrog
Ages: 6 months and up
$12.99

Sensory Bath Mobile by Yookidoo
Ages: 0-24 months
$29.99

Smart Sizzlin’ BBQ Grill
Ages: 2 years and up
$39.99

SMARTMAX My First Dinosaurs
Ages: 1 1/2 years to 5 years of age
$21.99

Snap Dolls by Cortex Toys
Ages: 3 years and up
$14.99

Treasure Seekers Pirate Ship by VTech
Ages: 1 1/2- 4 years
$39.99

Under Sea Figure 8 Railway by Hape
Ages: 18 months and up
$29.99

Under the Sea Floor Puzzle by Bigjigs Toys Ltd
Ages: 3 years and up
$13.99