PAL Award Winners – 2018

Exceptional toys, games and books / media that encourage language, spark fun and invite creative play.

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!

TOYS

GAMES

BOOKS / MEDIA

TOYS

Crayola Crayon Melter

Crayola Crayon Melter

Kids have been playing with crayons for years but Crayola keeps finding new ways to play and draw! The new Crayon Melter is easy and quick to set up...

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Fire Station by Hape

Fire Station by Hape

Kids are fascinated with fire trucks so let's get their story started at the Fire Station, complete with a heliport, basketball court for...

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GAMES

Not Parent Approved

Not Parent Approved

Just the name of this game will get kids interested for sure. My 12 year-old friend walked in and immediately recognized this game from playing it...

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Blank Slate by USAopoly

Blank Slate by USAopoly

It's fun to find a game whose directions are so simple that you can start playing within minutes. But hold on. This fill-in-the-blank "game where...

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Quercetti Rami

Quercetti Rami

This clever binary abacus looks simple at first glance but offers the opportunity for some deeper learning of math concepts and vocabulary, problem...

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Big Money by Wonder Forge

Big Money by Wonder Forge

Calling all mini-entrepreneurs for some fun learning about assets, payouts, industry bonuses and the market dealing with zillions of dollars! "Big...

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Otrio by Spin Master

Otrio by Spin Master

Kids and adults were fascinated with and quickly became addicted to playing Otrio which seemed simple at the start but really required great...

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BOOKS / MEDIA

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