Gym One Deluxe Indoor Playground has been selected as Top 10 Toy: School Age by the prestigious Play On Words (PAL) awards
Top 10 Toys: School Age
- Dig it Up! Discovery Kit by Mindware
- Gym1 Deluxe Indoor Playground
- Hen Puppet by Folkmanis
- Interchangeable Farm Stand, Furniture For 18″ Girl Dolls by The Queen’s Treasures
- K’Nex Education STEM Explorations Roller Coaster Building Set
- Lilabell by Living Puppets
- Meccano Micronoid by Spin Master
- Pet Place by Wonderhood
- UNBORED: Time Capsule by Mindware
- World’s Greatest Magic Show by Thames & Kosmos
Regular interaction with children guides Playonwords founder, Sherry Artemenko, to a unique set of the best toys, games, books and media that have the chemistry to develop language while delivering great play. Today, Playonwords is announcing it’s annual “Top 10 PAL Picks of 2017” by age and product category. Our Top 10’s take the guesswork out of giving great holiday gifts. Parents and grandparents use our lists to shop for smart toys with lasting play value.
Winners are assessed and reviewed by Sherry with input from parents, kids and educators. Observing play in action, combined with her critical eye for language potential, Sherry awards products and writes insightful reviews offering practical tips on how to maximize the educational value in each winner on playonwords.com.
Language catalyzing PAL winning toys and games are powerful additions to a child’s learning tool box, since children learn through play, and language is integral to learning! Our 2017 Top 10’s include a number of great winners that inspire physical building to match rigor in story planning, creation, revision and presentation. Whether constructing the “K’NEX Education STEM Explorations Roller Coaster” or programming Spin Master’s “Meccano Micronoid,” kids are positioned to strengthen cognitive foundations for reading, writing and overall literacy. Also enhanced are skill sets related to vocabulary, memory, association, deductive reasoning, prediction, dialogue, narration and emotional IQ, through games that encourage language like LeapFrog’s “LeapStart,” EQtainment’s “Q Wunder App” or Seedlings’s “Parker, Augmented Reality Bear.”