PAL Award Winners – 2019

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

GAMES

Miniland Emoti Blocks

Miniland Emoti Blocks

Kids were fascinated with the six facial expressions on the blocks, reflecting diversity--astonished, bored, sad, happy, frightened and angry--as...

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Wake Up Stars by SimplyFun

Wake Up Stars by SimplyFun

It's nighttime and the stars are waking up, some happier than others. Place all the foam stars face down in the middle of the play area and spin to...

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Lily Pond by SimplyFun

Lily Pond by SimplyFun

Hop to it! It's time to grab your froggy and sit on the rock in the middle of the lily pond filled with letters to explore. Give each player three...

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SMARTGAMES Brain Train

SMARTGAMES Brain Train

Smart Toys and Games has been delighting children and parents with toys that have a learning edge, as they have given us fun logic puzzles with an...

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Astro Trash by USAopoly

Astro Trash by USAopoly

The galaxy had enjoyed a peaceful coexistence, until a sanitation craft lost control of its messy cargo and let loose free-floating debris, Astro...

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BOOKS / MEDIA

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