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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!

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We are HUGE fans of Sparkle Stories! My children have been sick for about a week and it’s been so lovely to have stories for them to listen to instead of watching TV. They are entranced and we are thrilled! Please keep up the excellent work!

~Kara, Akron, Ohio, USA


sparkle crafts – scrap basket softies

sparklestories.com | martin & sylvia: saturdays! | scrap basket softies

In this week’s Martin & Sylvia: Saturdays! story, “The Meeting Spot”, Sylvia is a little nervous about her first playdate with a new friend. Don’t we all know that feeling?! She worries about whether or not they’ll find anything that they have in common and what they’ll enjoy playing together. As it turns out, they both love playing stuffed animals! Maybe that’s something you enjoy, as well. With a few fabric scraps and a little time at the sewing machine, you can make a whole stuffed menagerie! Continue reading “sparkle crafts – scrap basket softies” »


The “Easter” Audio Book Series starts Friday!

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The Martin & Sylvia
Whole World Easter”
Audio Book
contains 10 stories
that follow Easter Week. 

Join us and start
this Friday!

The stories follow the preparation and trip to their grandparents’ house, where the family is inspired to create new Easter traditions by their penpals in Australia who are also celebrating Easter week – though for them, it is Autumn! 

This “whole world” perspective is key to understanding
and fully engaging in both the biblical and nature story of Easter.  

Just $12 for over
3 and 1/2 hours of audio stories!
Continue reading “The “Easter” Audio Book Series starts Friday!” »


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!

:::

Somehow over the years we had fallen into the habit of our 4-year-old watching videos over breakfast… It suited her desire to tune out mentally while she slowly came into the day, and for us to be able to rush around or even enjoy reading the paper from time to time. We had been wanting to wean her off, however – not only did we feel she didn’t need so much screen time, but her self-curated YouTube adventures led her to some odd places. Continue reading “friday’s kind words” »


Answers to your Questions: the Martin & Sylvia “Whole World Easter” Audio Book

 

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Do you have questions about
the
Martin & Sylvia
“Whole World Easter”
Audio Book?

We have answers!


Here is our Martin & Sylvia “Whole World Easter” Audio Book FAQ:


What is the Martin & Sylvia “Whole World Easter” Audio Book?

This “Whole World Easter” Audio Book is made up of 10 audio stories, including one for each day of Easter Week.   

In this story Martin and Sylvia have pen pal friends who live south of Sydney in New South Wales, Australia. They learn that Ruby and Angus have a very different way of celebrating Easter — which delights and informs their own Easter celebrations!

Continue reading “Answers to your Questions: the Martin & Sylvia “Whole World Easter” Audio Book” »


A Martin & Sylvia “Easter” Audio Book!

ANNOUNCING!

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The Martin & Sylvia
“Whole World Easter”
Audio Book!

This Audio Book consists of 10 stories,
including a story for every day of Easter Week!  

The stories follow the preparation and trip to Nanni and Poppi’s house, where the family celebrates every day leading up to Easter Sunday.  They are inspired to create new Easter traditions by their penpals in Australia who are also celebrating Easter week – though for them, it is Autumn! 

This “whole world” perspective is key to understanding and fully engaging in both the biblical and nature story of Easter.  

Over 3 and 1/2 hours of audio stories! Continue reading “A Martin & Sylvia “Easter” Audio Book!” »


sparkle crafts – diy musical instruments

sparklestories.com | martin & sylvia: saturdays! | diy musical instruments

In this week’s Martin & Sylvia: Saturdays! story, “Silly Speak Songs”, Martin and Sylvia attend a fun class at their library where they learn how to create their own songs using both silly gibberish and rhyming words. They even change an old favorite – “Take Me Out To The Ball Game” – into a new, sillier version! Part of creating a silly song is keeping a beat. The teacher Martin and Sylvia work with uses a guitar. Today we’re going to make some instruments so that you too can shake and strum along with the silly songs you make up! Continue reading “sparkle crafts – diy musical instruments” »


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!

:::

I can’t begin to tell you the ways that Sparkle Stories have been a part of our life. When our son needs a way to calm a busy morning or to snuggle up on a rainy day, Sparkle Stories are the first thing we think of. The stories are rich and the messages are interwoven in a way that after listening he asks questions, becomes curious to learn more and is able to take a little imagination vacation just by listening to your stories….

…I hope that you know the impact of sharing your life’s work with your community and the way it opens the imagination of so many children. I believe that stories transform the lives of children. Children learn how to navigate their life from their parents, teachers and communities, but also through rich literature and storytelling!

~Sommer, Austin, Texas, USA


sparkle crafts – springtime nature journal

sparklestories.com | sparkle crafts | springtime nature journal

In this week’s Martin & Sylvia: Saturdays! story, “Seeing Fairies”, Martin and Sylvia head outside in search of signs of spring. As they walk, they notice and wonder about the things they find – where did the feather come from? Is it a sign of spring? How about the mosses? Perhaps you’d like to go searching for spring as well. Make up a little nature journal to take along and document your findings! Continue reading “sparkle crafts – springtime nature journal” »


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!

:::

I first have to tell you how much my 5 & 7 year old daughters (and I) love listening to Sparkle Stories. We are Waldorf-inspired homeschoolers near Seattle, and it is our favorite way to spend part of a rainy afternoon together! 

I saw a story in the newsletter that I think will speak deeply to where my younger child is at this moment. She really wants to learn to read!! Junkyard Tales is her favorite collection of stories, so the “Reading Lessons” story from Junkyard Tales: All Together Now I think will find her in a magic way.

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful, creative storytelling with us!

~Carly, Washington, USA


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