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

2019

Pop Up Shop by Hape

Pop Up Shop by Hape

Pop Up Shops are my favorites because they have an element of surprise. You never know where they are going to show up--in this case, could be in...

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Mighty Mini Band by Hape

Mighty Mini Band by Hape

As we know, a toddler can be a mighty mini band all by himself in the pots and pans drawer so why not give him the proper equipment? Hape's band...

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2018

Moonlite by Spin Master

Moonlite by Spin Master

Kids love a bedtime story so why not add a little magic by projecting the illustrations on the ceiling in the dark, as you cozy up and read to your...

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2017

2016

ALEX Toys Ready, Set, Sew

ALEX Toys Ready, Set, Sew

Kids love to sew--boys AND girls. I wish I'd had this set for my last visit to the grandkids. Instead I found myself at the craft store, buying all...

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Arckit Go Colours

Arckit Go Colours

This newest Arckit set, the architectural model building design tool, contains 175+ colored and clear pieces to design modern and traditional...

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2015

Princess Palace by Janod

Princess Palace by Janod

Open up this pink palace to reveal an incredible number of accessories and beautifully illustrated grand interior including the bedroom, kitchen,...

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Multikub Farm by Janod

Multikub Farm by Janod

Known for clever packaging that becomes part of the play, Janod invites us into a new such experience at the farm! Lift off the barn's roof and peek...

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Multikub Circus by Janod

Multikub Circus by Janod

Known for clever packaging that becomes part of the play, Janod invites us into a new such experience at the circus! Lift off the roof of the Big...

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2014

Fort Magic by Fort Magic LLC

Fort Magic by Fort Magic LLC

"Fort Magic" has the perfect name as kids felt the magic, standing inside and outside of their castle, airplane and rocket as they solved design...

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Diaper Backpack by Corolle

Diaper Backpack by Corolle

Toddlers love to imitate mommy and daddy so watch the proud moment when they load up their backpack and set out for an outing with their baby doll....

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2013

2012

2011

Make My Day by eeboo

Make My Day by eeboo

Join your child as he charts his day with “Make My Day,” observing, planning and later reflecting on the day’s events and subsequent feelings. Kids...

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2010

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