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

Foozlephone by Mindware

Foozlephone by Mindware

This wacky Foozlephone makes me laugh just listening to the descriptive names for its parts--Crinkle Coils that stretch to 9 feet long, a "Jibbity...

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Mojo Dino Back Pack Set

Mojo Dino Back Pack Set

Who doesn't like to take his play on the road? Moms and kids love take along play for travel or just moving from room to room. This backpack has the...

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Reindeer in Here

How can a little reindeer bring joy and fun to the Christmas season? My little friends loved hearing his story in the accompanying book, "Reindeer...

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GAMES

Catch! by MindWare

Catch! by MindWare

Gather your cooperative players to chase after that mischievous little mouse who has stolen the cat's bowl of treats. You need to surround the mouse...

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Acorn Soup by MindWare

Acorn Soup by MindWare

The best beginner games for preschoolers encourage pretend play so let's get ready to do some cooking for Squirrel. We all know he must like Acorn...

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Chugga Choo by MindWare

Chugga Choo by MindWare

MindWare's Peaceable Kingdom has been producing some of the best preschool games to start board game play that engages a 2 year-old in fun learning....

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Quick Pickle by MindWare

Quick Pickle by MindWare

This cute game of tossing toppings and pickles comes in a cardboard hamburger box to add to the fun. Players draw patties, ketchup, cheese,tomato,...

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Code Hopper by MindWare

Code Hopper by MindWare

Want to introduce your preschooler to some computer coding with a clap, smile and jump in the air? Code Hopper cleverly keeps kids engaged as they...

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Imitator by MindWare

Imitator by MindWare

What does it mean to imitate? My 7 year-old friends said, "Try to do something like someone else." They set out 12 colored photos of people and...

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WordAround 2 by ThinkFun

WordAround 2 by ThinkFun

I know I'm not the only one who is thankful for a second round of WordAround considering all the fun we've had with the first edition. With 300 new...

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BOOKS / MEDIA

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