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friday’s kind words

Whenever a Sparkle family takes the time to share their experience with the stories, we are delighted and moved.  Each week we like to share some of the kind words we receive!


My daughter, 6, and son, 4, are obsessed with Sparkle Stories. My daughter, who is now being home schooled, finds Sparkle Stories to be her inspiration while she does her art work, listening while she draws and listening when she knits. It is now a necessity when traveling in the car – they can’t hear enough. Thank you so much for your creative inspiration.

~Amy Beth, Vermont, USA

sparkle crafts – family flag | martin & sylvia: saturdays! | family flag

In this week’s Martin & Sylvia: Saturdays! story, “Around the World,” Martin and Sylvia take a class where they learn about all the countries of the world and have a chance to cook a dish from one of their very favorites!

Countries are sort of like families; each country has shared culture, a certain amount of symbology that binds them together and, usually, a distinct food culture. Delve into your own family and make a flag that represents your shared family culture! Continue reading “sparkle crafts – family flag” »

sparkle kitchen – homemade butter | sparkle kitchen | homemade butter

In next week’s free podcast story, “Home-Grown Thanksgiving,” Martin and Sylvia’s family changes their Thanksgiving holiday tradition. For as long as either brother or sister can remember, they have gone to their grandparents’ home to celebrate Thanksgiving. But this year, their parents have decided to host the event at home.

And not only is the traditional location changing, but Momma and Daddy have proposed to cook a Thanksgiving meal with only local ingredients. Everything they eat will come from their own garden or from farms nearby. Continue reading “sparkle kitchen – homemade butter” »

The “Martin & Sylvia” Audio Advent Calendar!

Martin & Sylvia

Audio Advent Calendar
is now available!

M&S_ADVENT(1)This Audio Advent Calendar features one long introductory story, followed by 24 daily stories in which Martin and Sylvia, the enterprising brother and sister, take a small adventure and make a delightful discovery.

Listen to a new story each day
December 1st through the 25th!

(Or enjoy them in bundles each week.
Or listen to all 5 hours during your
post-Christmas travels.
They are delightful any time!)

It’s over FIVE HOURS
of holiday audio stories!

(And at $24, that’s a serious Sparkle deal!) Continue reading “The “Martin & Sylvia” Audio Advent Calendar!” »

Sparkle Audio Books on iTunes!

We’re conducting a

(You know how we love to try new things.)

We have popped
three of our Audio Books
on iTunes and Amazon.





But why? Continue reading “Sparkle Audio Books on iTunes!” »

friday’s kind words

Whenever a Sparkle family takes the time to share their experience with the stories, we are delighted and moved.  Each week we like to share some of the kind words we receive!
Huge thank you to Sparkle Stories! I don’t know how I found you, but my daughter and I are in love with the Martin & Sylvia stories in particular. I think I get as excited as she does when a new story appears. We sometimes listen in the car, but also just hanging out drawing and doing projects. We always thought everything was kinda Waldorf friendly…and then when they started finger knitting…we knew!
~Nicole, San Diego, CA, USA

sparkle crafts – sunny leaf art | martin & sylvia: saturdays! | leaf sun prints

In this week’s Martin & Sylvia: Saturdays! story, “Tree Key,” brother and sister work on making a key to help identify trees, even when they’ve lost their leaves. While many trees are without their greenery this time of year – as Martin and Sylvia noticed – not all trees lose their greenery with the approaching winter.

No matter what autumn looks like near you, you can do this project! If, like Martin and Sylvia, your trees are bare – you’ll need to hunt a little harder. If there’s still a lot of greenery around, it’ll be no problem finding interesting nature bits and bobs to use for your sun prints. Continue reading “sparkle crafts – sunny leaf art” »

sparkle kitchen – fried chickpeas | sparkle kitchen | roasted chickpeas

In this week’s The Willowbee Tree story, Piper accidentally breaks something of Clancy’s while she’s having a bit of a temper tantrum, and the Willow Tree invites her to go to the west coast of India to meet and learn from an elephant with a similar temper.

Wouldn’t it be lovely if we could all fly off for India with Piper and the Willow Tree? While I’m sure the adventure would be wonderful in itself, the real reason I’d want to go would be the food. Deeply colored curries, samosas, piles of scented rice — can’t you almost taste it? Continue reading “sparkle kitchen – fried chickpeas” »

friday’s kind words

Whenever a Sparkle family takes the time to share their experience with the stories, we are delighted and moved.  Each week we like to share some of the kind words we receive!

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We listen to the podcast and the stories we subscribe to as often as we can. They make our son laugh, smile, and bite his nails (when it’s a little suspenseful). He gets absorbed by the characters and especially wishes to visit places that the three kids visit in the magic tree.Thank you for sharing your creativity with us!

~Kate and family

sparkle crafts – your own sewn treasure bag | martin & sylvia: saturdays! | handsewn treasure bag

In this week’s Martin & Sylvia: Saturdays! story, “A Hunting Morning,” Martin and Sylvia get to go on a treasure hunt of sorts using their sense of smell to find some tasty popovers – yum! Today, we’re going to make something everyone needs, no matter what kind of treasure hunt you’re on – whether it’s using your nose to sniff out a freshly baked good; using your eyes to spy beautiful autumn leaves, stones and other nature bits; or using your hands to discover new textures you want to bring home. Can you guess what you need? A treasure bag! Continue reading “sparkle crafts – your own sewn treasure bag” »

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