The Sparkle “Free Story” Podcast is up!
To start, we have FIVE FREE STORIES for you to listen to and enjoy.
(Yes, FIVE! )
Three of them are brand-new stories you can only find on iTunes! (See below for story descriptions.)
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HERE’S HOW TO SUBSCRIBE to the Sparkle Podcast:
1. Click THIS LINK.
2. Under the Sparkle Logo, click the little blue button “View in iTunes”
3. iTunes will open the Sparkle Podcast page. Click “Subscribe”.
You’ll find that the Sparkle Stories Podcast icon will now appear in your Podcast menu in your iTunes Library, and the first FIVE EPISODES are there and will download!
(If you don’t have iTunes or need iTunes help, see the iTunes tutorials listed BELOW! Just scroll down!)
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“NEW and NOTABLE”
Simply ENTER OUR BIG OLE GIVEAWAY!
You could win
ONE WHOLE YEAR of SPARKLE STORIES!
ONE WHOLE YEAR of SPARKLE STORIES!
HERE’S WHAT TO DO: 1. Subscribe to our Sparkle Podcast. Use the instructions above to subscribe. OR you can open iTunes, and click “iTunes Store”. Then search for “Sparkle Stories”. You will currently find there are TWO! PLEASE CHOOSE THE ONE WITH THE MOST RATINGS.
2. Write an iTunes review. In the iTunes Store (not your iTunes Library) under the Sparkle Stories Podcast, just under our name, click “Ratings and Reviews“. And then click the button that says “Write A Review”! (If you’re short on time, just five words will do! “Our family loves Sparkle Stories!“) 3. Leave a comment BELOW! Write a few words to let us know what you did. You can simply say “I subscribed! I wrote a review!”
FOR EXTRA ENTRIES you can DO THE FOLLOWING: :: Download all five of our podcasts! After you’ve subscribed, download all we’ve got! Then come back and put a 2nd comment below: “I downloaded all five!”
:: SHARE ON FACEBOOK or TWITTER! In iTunes, click the arrow on the “Subscribe” button, and share the Podcast on Facebook or Twitter! Then come back and put a 3rd comment below: “I shared on Facebook!”
We’ll enter you into a drawing for
an ENTIRE YEAR of Sparkle Stories
to any three Subscription Series of your choosing.
(This is a $195 Giveaway!) The giveaway closes on Thursday, August 15th at midnight EST. The Gift Subscription may be applied to the winner’s account or given as a Gift.
But do it now! And help us fly to the top of the iTunes ratings!
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! The winner will be contacted directly.
THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING! This has been really exciting for us!
NEED iTUNES HELP?
HERE are some iTUNES TUTORIALS!
Basic video tutorials about iTunes, such as how to download and install: click HERE.
Basic information about iTunes and Podcasts: click HERE.
More basic information about iTunes and Podcasts on About.com: click HERE.
As always, don’t hesitate to email with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
HERE’S THE FREE STORY LINE-UP for the SPARKLE PODCAST:
The Willowbee Tree – BRAND NEW!
“Staying on the Path”
This story comes from the Willowbee Tree series about the value and benefit of finishing something that you have started. In this story, the magical Willow Tree take Clancy and his younger brother Ty to “the Camino” in the mountains of Northern Spain. They meet a rabbit, a mountain goat and a black bear who are on a long journey to the sea. These animal friends have traveled a long way, and each has a special trick they use to stay on the path and not give up.
At Home with Martin & Sylvia - BRAND NEW!
“The Woodshed Theater – Part One”
This story comes from our popular At Home with Martin & Sylvia Series. It is about how imagination can transform something as simple as a woodshed into a magical theater. In Part One of the story, Karl – a woodcutter friend of the family – comes to care for their forest and harvest a few trees for firewood. When he and Daddy decide that one of the trees would actually make perfect lumber, he brings his portable sawmill, and brother and sister get to watch a tree become long wide pieces of wood. After Karl leaves, the whole family starts to work on a woodshed, built out of the wood that has just been cut!
Sparkle Sleepytime - BRAND NEW!
“Peepsky the Rooster”
This story comes from our Sparkle Sleepytime series, stories designed to help children relax and gently ease into nap or bedtime. In this story, Peepski is confused. He doesn’t feel like his best friends who are hen chicks, but he also doesn’t feel like a rooster like his father either. When he finally admits his feelings to his father, he is surprised (and delighted) in the response.
“Zippy and the All Clear Day”
This story comes from our Junkyard Tales series about a group of delightful animals that live in a Junkyard outside of town. In this story, Ben Thompson, a cat who is new to the Junkyard, meets a porcupine named Zippy – who is anything but fast. Zippy brings Ben to a special event that happens once a week at the Junkyard – All Clear Day – when all of the Junkyard workers stay home and the animals get to enjoy the grounds — all by themselves!
Martin & Sylvia
This story comes from our Martin and Sylvia series. It’s about how to get to sleep after an exciting, warm, sunny summer day. When Martin and Sylvia’s Uncle Phil comes for a visit, the children are particularly excited – as they love his magical stories and games. But at the end of the day, it is very hard to relax and fall asleep. So it takes a special gift – one that only summertime offers – to help brother and sister settle down for a summer’s sleep. This story was offered as a free story here on the blog last month.