what is sparkle?
Sparkle is an online resource for high-quality audio stories for children and families. Each week Sparkle Stories delivers delightful audio stories to subscribers around the world. We offer five original Story Series, plus a sixth Series with classic stories, songs and games, all designed to entertain and inspire the whole family.
why listen to sparkle?
Sparkle Stories are fun, Sparkle Stories are inspiring, and Sparkle Stories are good for young minds and spirits! Our stories inspire a sense of wonder and magic in life, encourage creativity and a strong sense of self, and even illuminate common childhood challenges.
Use Sparkle to enrich the story life of your home, to bring delight to holidays and seasons, or to offer a quality experience during everyday quiet times.
A subscription to Sparkle means you’ll have new story magic each week! Families can look forward to what each Friday’s download brings, and the way the stories celebrate the season!
how does a subscription work?
Sparkle Subscribers have their own unique log-in that opens a Story Box on the Sparkle Site. Each week, subscribers find fresh stories in their Story Box, ready for download. Downloaded stories can be played on a computer, mp3 player or iPod, or can be easily burned onto a CD .
i want to own all of the stories!
how can I buy them all?
There are exactly 52 stories in each of the Sparkle Subscription Series. Subscribe for a full year, and you'll own the whole collection.
why audio stories?
Audio stories, or stories told out-loud, are untethered to images viewed on a screen. The child is free and able to paint her own pictures out of her own imagination. She becomes relaxed and entranced – committing herself fully to a fantastic adventure.
I still have questions!
David Sewell McCann fell in love with spinning stories in first grade – the day a storyteller came to his class and captured his mind and imagination. He has been engaged in storytelling all of his adult life through art, film-making, teaching and performing. Out of his experience as a Waldorf class teacher and parent, he has developed a method of intuitive storytelling, which he now shares through workshops and through this website.
Lisabeth Sewell McCann loves to bring words to life. A playwright and director, she has worked with people of all ages on and off the stage. Lisabeth and David live in Charlotte, Vermont with their 2 sons.