Sparkle Stories Blog
A home for Sparkle audio stories, crafts, recipes, and kind words!
Storybox Playlist: Stories to Inspire Helping
I was recently listening to a podcast about families having to change their dynamic now that everyone is at home. The most important take-away from it for me was an encouragement to "be the helper..."
sparkle crafts: a round-up of magical crafts
Magicians, wizards, magic tricks, and wands! We've gathered four easy, low-material crafts you can do right at home to bring a bit more magic to your child's creative playtime.
Nightly LIVE Bedtime Stories
Here are recordings of the live bedtime stories David has been telling this week!
Our Best Life Learning/Homeschooling Story Collections
Here at Sparkle, we love homeschooling. Homeschooling can come in many forms — I prefer to call it life learning because more often than not, our learning doesn't happen just at home. Learning occurs out in the world too — at the library, grocery store, park, gymnastics, while taking a hike or going to a museum, even at the dentist office...
Storybox Playlist: Stories of Magic and Magicians
The first time I saw a magic trick was at the circus when I was five years old when the magician made a lion disappear. Growing up, I remember seeing lots of magicians on television and watching lots of friends learn to do magic tricks of their own...
"Homeschooling, I Could Never Do That" : Tips for Parents with Kids at Home from School
If you don’t homeschool and have never thought about homeschooling, the idea of taking charge of your child's education might seem hugely daunting. I’m here to tell you — you’ve got this.
Storybox Playlist: Stories of Fairies
Through this playlist, you can discover how our Sparkle Stories touch even deeper into the realm of fairy magic. Jump in and explore the world of fairy magic this week!
sparkle crafts: crafts and games for at home days
A round up of fun crafts and games that can be done at home with minimal materials, using mostly what you already have available.
Helpful Coronavirus Resources for Parents and Kids
We've gathered a few trusted links to help you and your kids with managing the news and information about COVID-19.
Storybox Playlist: Stories of The Impossible
These five stories all touch on the element of the impossible. From a sword in a stump to an enchanted art cabinet in a school classroom, there is something impossible in every story!
friday's kind words
We've been listening to Sparkle Stories since my son was three. We started with The Willowbee Tree and Martin & Sylvia. He turns 8 next month and now he enjoys So Many Fairies and particularly By Thistle by Thimble. ~Abby
Settle the Fear of the Coronavirus
David Sewell McCann talks about how to support families and soothe fear of the coronavirus.
Storybox Playlist: Stories of Everyday Magic
From learning how the human eye works to watching plants grow or baby chicks hatch out of their eggs, you can find real magic in our own world. In this playlist, we’ve rounded up five stories that show just how magical everyday events and happenings can be.
New iOS Update!
Our iOS app has an update! We’re rolling out some exciting new features that have been heavily requested.
Storybox Playlist: Stories of Partnership Love
The stories in this playlist are a mixture of different relationship models that show how partnership love can work.
Storybox Playlist: Stories About What Love Is
Love can take on many wonderful forms. In this playlist, we explore different kinds of love and what love can be.
Storybox Playlist: Stories About Loving Yourself
I bet at some point in your life you've heard some version of this piece of wisdom: "You have to love yourself before you can love someone else." The theme this week is "self-love." What does that mean and what does it look like?
Here's What's Coming in 2020!
New year, new content here at Sparkle!
Sparkle is Hiring! Digital Marketing Director
We are looking for a Digital Marketing Director to join our team of creatives and producers.
Storybox Playlist: Stories of Different Family Models
...You might see a mom, dad and kids, or just a mom or just a dad with kids, you might see grandparents grand kids, or two moms or two dads. Whatever the way, there is no right or wrong, it's just what works for your family...