PAL Award Winners – Toys

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

PAL Award Winners

Established by respected speech and language expert Sherry Artemenko MA, CCC-SLP, the PAL Award recognizes exceptional toys, games and books / media 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!

2020

Whatsitsface

Whatsitsface

Kids are going to love to cuddle, carry and pretend with their plush "Whatsitsface" animal friends, exploring, discovering, learning while...

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2019

RockIt Twist by LeapFrog

RockIt Twist by LeapFrog

Want to get your gammers to learn while playing? Hand them RockIt Twist and watch them play their way through a variety of preloaded games that...

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2018

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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2017

UNBORED: Time Capsule

UNBORED: Time Capsule

When kids open up the Time Capsule, they are so excited to put their my message in a box! Kids can make history with their own field guide,...

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2016

2015

Crayola Crayon Carver

Crayola Crayon Carver

Kids were fascinated with the Crayon Carver and kept calling out, "I'm next," as they waited their turn to personalize a crayon. Children guide the...

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2014

Sea Turtle by Folkmanis

Sea Turtle by Folkmanis

Kids are fascinated with seal animals so the Sea Turtle is a welcome friend. Move his little mouth and front flippers to arrive by water or crawl on...

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MIni-mals by Hape

MIni-mals by Hape

Minimals are aptly named as the micro-goat, elephant, pig, zebra, rhino and giraffe join in play or choose others from the zoo of 12. These bamboo...

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2013

littleBits Base Kit

littleBits Base Kit

Most waking hours we are connecting, being entertained or working with some form of electronics. The fundamental elements of these pervasive gadgets...

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3D Dinoland by Alex Toys

3D Dinoland by Alex Toys

Kids love to take over the floor to construct their 3D dinoland jumbo puzzle. Piece together an ocean, forest, desert and mountain scenes as a...

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Musical Gator by Alex Toys

Musical Gator by Alex Toys

Toddlers love to bang on pots and pans so why not give them a whole alligator band? Kids loved the variation of playing the xylophone, banging the...

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2012

Eco-Bonk by Pueri Elemental

Eco-Bonk by Pueri Elemental

When kids encountered Abigail the Elephant they couldn't pass by without touching, giving a little tap or picking her up and taking her from room to...

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Mod By BrickStix

Mod By BrickStix

Once I opened Mod Packs, all hands were on deck, as kids peeled off the removable and repositionable stickers to add to their LEGOS (they work on...

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BrickStix by BrickStix LLC

BrickStix by BrickStix LLC

Set these re-usable, removable and restickable cling BrickStix decals out on the table with some LEGOS and watch kids dive in and create! One family...

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2011

2010

Horse Stables by Lego

Horse Stables by Lego

Duplo sets by Lego are some of the best play sets for imaginative play and now we can explore horse country! Providing just enough to get the action...

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Muffin Doll by Gotz

Muffin Doll by Gotz

It's no wonder that Gotz dolls is celebrating its 60th anniversary--continuing to create dolls like precious Muffin who perfectly cradles into...

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Bon Voyage by Alex Jr.

Bon Voyage by Alex Jr.

I never thought packing the car was particularly fun until I watched a one-year-old happily stuff the picnic basket, hat, ball, umbrella and...

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