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A home for Sparkle audio stories, crafts, recipes, and kind words!

friday's kind words
August 16, 2019
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friday's kind words

"I love Sparkle Stories as much as my 9 yr old son, but don't tell him!" Peace and popcorn, Bob

The Ultimate Sparkle Back-to-School Tool Kit
August 14, 2019
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The Ultimate Sparkle Back-to-School Tool Kit

Darn — the lazy days of summer are over. But don't let that get you down! With school starting again, we've rounded up all of our best back-to-school content in one place.

Storybox Playlist: Stories for Going Back to School
August 12, 2019
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Storybox Playlist: Stories for Going Back to School

Is it already that time again? Time for new pencils and notebooks, lunch boxes and school books. At Sparkle, we encourage all kinds of learning and hope that going back to school, homeschool, nature school, or whatever form of learning your family enjoys will be a smooth and easy one.

There She Blows! "Windward Ho!" Book Five: Pieces of Eight
August 9, 2019
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There She Blows! "Windward Ho!" Book Five: Pieces of Eight

It's hot from the recording booth! This collection features Jessica, the Windward's beloved Steering Master, and takes you on a grand adventure in search of Fiona, the elusive final pirate girl.

friday's kind words
August 9, 2019
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friday's kind words

"Sparkle Stories are such a big part of our daily life. I love the new app and my three-year-old is jazzed about the new dog park series! Heartfelt thanks to you all! "

~Sasha, CA

sparkle kitchen: sparklers' favorite recipes
August 7, 2019
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sparkle kitchen: sparklers' favorite recipes

This week is all about eating new foods, trying new things, and enjoying these delicious treats! We asked Sparkle Kids what their favorite foods were and then searched the Sparkle Recipe Book to find recipes that would match up with some of their favorites.

Support for Children in a Time of Fear & Crisis (Eight Free Stories)
August 6, 2019
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Support for Children in a Time of Fear & Crisis (Eight Free Stories)

We've created a playlist of our best stories to help children through trauma or crisis, including stories about managing fear, worry, and trauma.

Friday's Kind Words
August 2, 2019
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Friday's Kind Words

We freaking love sparkle stories ♡♡♡ worth every single penny.

~ Kari Ann Stotz

Sparkle Craft: Four Feel-Better Recipes
July 31, 2019
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Sparkle Craft: Four Feel-Better Recipes

Getting sick or being hurt is never fun, but being prepared with a few things to help out is easy. I've found four recipes from our Sparkle Archives that will help when you have a little one who is sick or needs a bit of comfort after getting hurt.

Storybox Playlist: Stories of Boo Boos and Cruds
July 29, 2019
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Storybox Playlist: Stories of Boo Boos and Cruds

It doesn't matter whether you are 5, 25 or 105 — getting hurt or sick feels horrible. My friend called the other day to ask if I could come over and make her young son a sandwich because she was too sick to get out of bed. Having the cruds or boo boo is a time when we need the support of others the most.

Friday's Kind Words
July 26, 2019
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Friday's Kind Words

"We are longtime subscribers - my boys are now 12 and 9 but they still love your stories." ~Kathy

Sparkle Kitchen: Strawberry Slushies Recipe
July 24, 2019
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Sparkle Kitchen: Strawberry Slushies Recipe

In the story, Martin and Sylvia have gone to their neighbors, the Browns, to help them pick strawberries. The day is a hot one, and Martin and Sylvia’s strawberry picking endeavors are slowed by the high temperatures. But that doesn’t stop the fun! They take a break and enjoy “Strawberry Slushies” in the shade.

Storybox Playlist: Stories for a Summertime Siesta
July 22, 2019
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Storybox Playlist: Stories for a Summertime Siesta

Have you heard the phrase "lazy days of summer"? That's just what we want to evoke this week. Time to take a siesta, relax, and really take time to go slowly.

Friday's Kind Words
July 19, 2019
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Friday's Kind Words

Love the tutorials of crafts and recipes that correspond with thoughtful, unique, original storytelling for my kids. ~ simply_kale from Instagram

Announcing: Our New App for iOS
July 18, 2019
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Announcing: Our New App for iOS

We've is completely redesigned our iOS app from the ground up to provide a familiar experience found on our web app. It's fast and efficient and really, really clean. Be sure to update ASAP so you can continue to enjoy your Sparkle Stories!

Sparkle Crafts: Four Crafts to Cool Down With
July 17, 2019
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Sparkle Crafts: Four Crafts to Cool Down With

Hot summer days call for water activities. Even if you live in a place where water conservation is key, we have an activity for you that will require minimal water waste. Here are four fun and cool activities to try out!

Storybox Playlist: Stories to Cool You Down
July 15, 2019
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Storybox Playlist: Stories to Cool You Down

July can be so hot! In some areas of the country the temperatures move into the triple digits and stay there day and night. When the days are hot and the nights are hot, it's time to find a way to cool off.

Friday's Kind Words
July 12, 2019
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Friday's Kind Words

Sparkle was a huge help to my little ones as they made the switch from home-ed to a little school. ~ Jessica UK

Sparkle Crafts: 4 Projects Kids Can Do Together
July 10, 2019
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Sparkle Crafts: 4 Projects Kids Can Do Together

Getting siblings to work together can sometimes be very difficult…and sometimes quite easy. With that in mind, we pulled 4 activities from our archives that are both fun and cooperative.

Storybox Playlist: Stories of Sibling Squabbles
July 8, 2019
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Storybox Playlist: Stories of Sibling Squabbles

Sibling challenges can be hard for both parents and kids, so we've rounded up a few stories to guide you through examples of managing sibling squabbles and help you find a good way to work them out.

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