Southport, Connecticut (PRWEB) November 12, 2012
Sustained interaction with children guides Playonwords founder, Sherry Artemenko, to a unique subset of the best toys, games and books that have the chemistry to develop language while delivering great play. Today, Playonwords is announcing the Top 10 picks in each product category of 2012 winners.
Providing parents and educators with the TOP 10 PAL Award Picks for 2012, takes guess work out of gift giving for the holidays. Each product has been tested and reviewed by Sherry and her team of parents, kids and educators. Observing kids 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. Many parents and educators find PAL winners and play ideas helpful throughout the year on Sherry’s blog, playonwords.com.
Uniquely understanding how the interaction of new toys and healthy play can advance language development is what distinguishes the PAL Award. Sherry’s expertise has been tapped by NBC Connecticut, The Chicago Tribune, parenting.com and ASHASphere.
For Sherry, great play is not just about fun, or cognitive development, it’s about going deep on both. Her expertise has been built on science and more than 15,000 hours of client experience. Each set of Top 10’s represent a breadth of themes and genres, but they all have one thing in common, they are trusted lists of fun products that educate through play.
Here are her 2012 PAL Winners!
TOP 10 TOYS – From cottage caretaker to carpenter, fireman to free play on a distant planet or tropical island, words flourish:
Playonwords.com was founded by well respected speech language pathologist, Sherry Artemenko, a 35 year champion of language driven play. Her esteemed PAL Award, popular blog, and helpful tips to parents set her apart as a leader advocating the language component in toys.
Over 15,000 hours working directly with children has shown her that a unique subset of the best toys, games and books have the capability to develop language while delivering great play. Studies show:
Sherry established the PAL Award to identify unique toys, games and books that through their design, quality and character, encourage play that advances language. PAL winners in the hands of kids, spark fun and creative play with lots of talk. Such toys, recognized on the basis of her child development expertise, are complemented by practical coaching in her blog, showing parents how to get the most from toys, games and books to build language and underlying cognitive skills.