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.

2015 PAL Award winners

07543 1-10 Puzzle by Ravensburger
Ages: 5 years and up
$6.99

18112 12′ Kaleidochute Giant Parachute by Pacific Play Tents
Ages: 3 years and up
$62.99

07545 ABC Puzzle by Ravensburger
Ages: 5 years and up
$6.99

813-2QCIpOL._SX522_ Activity Playmat Ladybug by Janod
Ages: Birth-24 months
$139.99

579B_Jungle-Fun-ABC-PlayMat_frontangle-296x300 Alex Toys Jungle Fun ABC Play Mat
Ages: 12 months and up
$50.00

1438-Ready-Set-Color-Wipe_cmyk-407x300 Alex Toys Ready, Set Color and Wipe!
Ages: 3 years and up
$12.50

890M_USA-MapintheTub_frontangle-351x300 Alex Toys USA Map in the Tub
Ages: 3 years and up
$20.00

07544 Animals and Their Babies Puzzle by Ravensburger
Ages: 5 years and up
$6.99

Bakery Shoppe W Bakery Shoppe Set, Furniture Fits 18″ Girl Dolls by The Queen’s Treasures
 
 

imgres-4 Beauty Belongings By Hape
Ages: 3 years and up
$24.99

980-004852-80-Product-11-300x300 Busy Builder Wagon by BKids
Ages: 12 months and up
$50.00

imgres-2 Coast Guard Station with Lighthouse by Playmobil
Ages: 4-10 years old
$79.99

320092 Colors Activity Book Owl by Janod
Ages: Birth-24 months
$27.99

imgres-2 Creative Play House by Plan Toys
Ages: 3 years and up
$150

Laurent Doll-T&C Doll Table and Chairs Set for 18″ Dolls by Laurent Doll
Ages: 8 years and up
 

dragoninturret_3044_w_rgb Dragon in Turret by Folkmanis
Ages: 3 years and up
$27.99

144156_A Fireman Observation Puzzle by Janod
Ages: 6-9 years of age
$19.99

mn1_000403 Frilled Lizard by Folkmanis
Ages: 3 years and up
$35.99

janod-abc-monsters-giant-floor-puzzle-50-pc Giant Floor Puzzle ABC Monsters by Janod
Ages: 4-7 years
$19.99

pTRU1-19181958enh-z6 Go! Go! Smart Friends Busy Sounds Discovery Home by VTech
Ages: !-5 years of age
$44.99

41Biw5p1NGL Grand Prix Suitcase by Janod
Ages: 3-6 years
 

851399_001 Home Run Baseball Trainer by Step2
Ages: 3 years and up
$59.99

71dWdzvChKL._SL1035_ Hospital Observation Puzzle by Janod
Ages: 6-9 years of age
$19.99

930-004844-80-Jungle-Buddy-Shape-Sorter-51-300x300 Jungle Buddy Shape Sorter by BKids
Ages: 12 months and up
$20.00

k2-_a3583cae-5baf-44df-bc1d-8a4ec2b7c609.v2 Lego Duplo Airport
Ages: 2-5 years of age
$19.99

imgres-5 LEGO Juniors Pirate Treasure Hunt
Ages: 4-7 years
$9.99

images Magnetic DIY Trolley by Janod
Ages: 1 year and up
$99.00

81Z0VI8-F8L._SL1500_ Maker Studio Construction Set by Thinkfun
Ages: 7 years to adult
$19.99

Corolle Mon Premier Bebe Bath Fresh Riviera Mon Premier Bebe Bath Fresh Riviera by Corolle
Ages: 18 months and up
$42.00

813F9PIooYL._SL1500_ Multikub Circus by Janod
Ages: 12-36 months
$24.99

51G9u2zqo-L Multikub Farm by Janod
Ages: 12-36 months
$24.99

91xkvdB5wCL._SX522_ My Pram Caterpillar by Janod
Ages: Birth to 24 months
$27.99

51lefXoA77L Pirate Treasure Chest by Playmobil
Ages: 4-10 years
$39.99

princess Princess Palace by Janod
Ages: 4-8 years
$49.99

Bear02_Beige_F_large Sammie Premium Bear by Bears for Humanity
Ages: 3 years and up
$39.99

seaserpent_3049_s Sea Serpent by Folkmanis
Ages: 3 years and up
$35.99

6792_product_detail Take Along Zoo and Aquarium by Playmobil
Ages: 18 months and up
$42.99

38614cottoncanvasteepeewithpaintteepee-copy The “Painting” Teepee by Pacific Play Tents
Ages: 3 years and up
$170.99

5529_product_detail Vet Clinic by Playmobil
Ages: 4-10 years
 

dragonwinged_3051_s Winged Dragon by Folkmanis
Ages: 3 years and up
$29.99

group-lo-res Worry Eaters by The Haywire Group
Ages: 3 years and up
$15.99 and $22.99