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 “Sparkly” New Android App for Children’s Audio Stories
2021-01-22
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“Sparkly” New Android App for Children’s Audio Stories

Sparkle Stories will soon launch the new Android App. Since the first release, this app has undergone a complete redesign and launch! Our developers have been hard at work, refining the design for this new app to give our Android users an excellent tool that allows your mobile Sparkle Stories experience to be seamless and intuitive.

friday's kind words
2021-01-22
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friday's kind words

"We love Sparkle Stories in my house. Every night before bed, my kids look forward to listening a story. Thank you for your heart and passion. We can feel it when we listen." ~ Jamie Langlois

friday's kind words
2021-01-15
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friday's kind words

"My daughter just listened to A Very Big Mess. She was giggling the whole way through! Thank you for bringing her so much laughter today. It was a gift to both of us." ~ Michelle

friday's kind words
2021-01-08
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friday's kind words

"I also wanted to let you know just how relevant the stories have been, almost prescient. . . Thank you for putting together such an amazing collection of stories. We have recommended it to many people and know at least a few have signed up and are similarly happy with it." ~ Doug

friday's kind words
2020-12-25
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friday's kind words

Sparkle Stories were recommended to us a few years ago and our entire family absolutely loves the Martin & Sylvia series. ~Kristine

friday's kind words
2020-12-18
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friday's kind words

Sparkle Stories offer us a beautiful break in our day. Your wonderful, amazing stories told at a thoughtful pace and with such beautiful messages have been such a gift to us all. ~Marie S

Castlechanter Audio Advent Calendar Crafts and recipes: Week Four
2020-12-18
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Castlechanter Audio Advent Calendar Crafts and recipes: Week Four

This final week of the Fairy Advent Calendar is about slowing down, being close with loved ones, and being mindful. The end of advent is a time for introspection and going slow. Take it easy this week, make some tea and a snack, and maybe enjoy a little walk in nature.

The Best Gifts Playlist
2020-12-18
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The Best Gifts Playlist

Gift-giving for the holidays. Sometimes it's very easy and other times it's very, very hard. I've rounded up five very interesting stories about gift-giving.

Castlechanter Audio Advent Calendar Crafts and Recipes: Week Three
2020-12-11
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Castlechanter Audio Advent Calendar Crafts and Recipes: Week Three

This week is filled with wonderful baked goods and lots of crafting. The adventures Oscar and Aliyah go on just keep getting richer and richer as they learn about themselves along the way. We hope you are learning alongside them — we know that we are!

How Sparkle Came to Be! Video with David & Lisabeth
2020-12-11
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How Sparkle Came to Be! Video with David & Lisabeth

As a part of our celebration of 10 years of Sparkle Stories this week, David and Lisabeth sat down to tell the story of how Sparkle started back in 2010. Enjoy!

friday's kind words
2020-12-11
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friday's kind words

"Hi! We are long-time Sparkle Stories lovers. We’ve had a subscription since my now 12-year-old was only seven years old. I have five kids (ages 2-12) and they’ve all loved so many of the stories!..." ~ Lori Kraemer (Thetford, VT)

Castlechanter Audio Advent Calendar Crafts and recipes: Week Two
2020-12-04
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Castlechanter Audio Advent Calendar Crafts and recipes: Week Two

Week Two is here and we’ve got lots of tasty treats to share and crafts to make. From rock art and latkes to shepherd’s pie and pine needle tea, get yourself ready for a very tasty Week Two!

Small Business Saturday — Weekend Sale!
2020-11-28
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Small Business Saturday — Weekend Sale!

Starts today! 25% off Yearly Subscriptions. Time for some holiday shopping!

Castlechanter Fairy Audio Advent Calendar Cheat Sheet
2020-11-27
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Castlechanter Fairy Audio Advent Calendar Cheat Sheet

Use this parent cheat sheet to help you navigate the stories with activities that relate to each story. In this cheat sheet, we’ve given you a timeline so you can be prepared with a recipe, craft, or fun idea in advance.

Our Newest Holiday Collection: The Castlechanter Fairy Audio Advent Calendar
2020-11-27
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Our Newest Holiday Collection: The Castlechanter Fairy Audio Advent Calendar

It's HERE! It's finally HERE! The brand NEW Castlechanter Fairy Advent Calendar. The fairies and elves here at Sparkle have been hard at work creating this newest Sparkle Audio Advent Calendar. Each day, starting from December 1 through 25, we'll release a story a day. These stories are perfect for children ages 5+.

Castlechanter Audio Advent Calendar Crafts and recipes: Week One
2020-11-27
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Castlechanter Audio Advent Calendar Crafts and recipes: Week One

Welcome to the first week of the Castlechanter Fairy Advent Calendar! We are so delighted you chose to join us. Every day for the next four weeks, we will be sharing crafts and recipes from our Sparkle Archives that are similar to the ones in the advent calendar.

Storybox Playlist: For an Inspired Advent, Start Here
2020-11-27
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Storybox Playlist: For an Inspired Advent, Start Here

Here at Sparkle, we believe that Advent is a time for inspiration, for helping others, and for community. The stories we have gathered this week are from our Advent collections and Christmas stories. Each one tells a tale of Advent inspiration and helping others, of going beyond our own wants, and of a desire to bring joy to others.

friday kind words
2020-11-27
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friday kind words

"I love the new Dory Horde so much. It’s the first thing I do on Friday when I wake up — it’s so exciting! Does David do all the voices by himself, besides commentary? If so, that’s SO cool!" ~Cora age 10, California, USA

Sparkle Holiday Extravaganza! All of Our Holiday Content in One Spot
2020-11-26
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Sparkle Holiday Extravaganza! All of Our Holiday Content in One Spot

Here in Sparkle Land, we love the holiday season. Since the very beginning of Sparkle we’ve been crafting and cooking for the holidays. That means we have A LOT of holiday content spread out through nine years’ worth of blog posts. We’ve rounded up everything right here into one master list of links.

The Castlechanter Fairy Printable Advent Calendar
2020-11-24
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The Castlechanter Fairy Printable Advent Calendar

We made a printable Advent Calendar to go with the Castlechanter Fairy Audio Advent Calendar. Let us show you how to put it together!

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