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Friday Kind Words: Saved Our Family
2021-11-26
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Friday Kind Words: Saved Our Family

We love hearing kind words from our fellow Sparklers. Has Sparkle Stories impacted your life? Drop us a line and let us know (you can find us on Facebook & Instagram).

Which Audio Advent Calendar Should I Choose this Year?
2021-11-23
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Which Audio Advent Calendar Should I Choose this Year?

We have FIVE audio advent calendars to choose from this holiday season. Listen to samples from each, and take our fun new quiz to find out which one is right for your family this year!

Story Box Playlist: Martin & Sylvia’s Best Breakfasts
2021-11-23
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Story Box Playlist: Martin & Sylvia’s Best Breakfasts

In case you haven't heard, we've just released a Sparkle Stories Cookbook! Martin & Sylvia's Best Breakfasts is now available as a free printable in our Shop.

Printable Holiday Postcards: "It's a Martian Holiday!" Advent Activities
2021-11-23
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Printable Holiday Postcards: "It's a Martian Holiday!" Advent Activities

In each of the twenty-five stories of our newest audio Advent Calendar, "It's a Martian Holiday!", Johnny Boy writes a postcard to his friend Allison. We've got all twenty-five printable holiday postcards ready for you to download and share.

Martin & Sylvia’s Best Breakfasts Cookbook: 25 Kid-Friendly Breakfast Recipes
2021-11-23
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Martin & Sylvia’s Best Breakfasts Cookbook: 25 Kid-Friendly Breakfast Recipes

Just in time for the holidays, we bring you a new free printable- Martin & Sylvia’s Best Breakfast Cookbook!

Holiday Time at Sparkle! Collections & Stories for December Celebrations
2021-11-22
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Holiday Time at Sparkle! Collections & Stories for December Celebrations

It's time to cozy up under a blanket for some story time, as our holiday stories will bring on the festive feeling like nothing else. We have FIVE audio advent calendars and several wonderful holiday story collections for you to enjoy!

Friday Kind Words: Soothed by Something Familiar
2021-11-19
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Friday Kind Words: Soothed by Something Familiar

We love hearing kind words from our fellow Sparklers. Has Sparkle Stories impacted your life? Drop us a line and let us know (you can find us on Facebook & Instagram).

7 Handmade Holiday Decoration Ideas for Kids
2021-11-17
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7 Handmade Holiday Decoration Ideas for Kids

We’ve gathered 7 of our favorite Handmade Holiday Decoration ideas for kids. From garlands to DIY Christmas tree decorations, explore our creative tutorials below to get into that cozy, festive holiday feel.

10 Things to Remember for a Less Stressful Holiday Season
2021-11-16
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10 Things to Remember for a Less Stressful Holiday Season

This time of year can easily leave us feeling overextended and overstressed. But remember this: the holidays are for you, too! We've partnered with our friends Maren & Angela of Homeschool Unrefined to offer some practical tips and resources to help you and your family stay grounded. Read on for their suggestions!

Friday Kind Words: Make Sense of the World
2021-11-12
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Friday Kind Words: Make Sense of the World

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Candle Making for Kids with Jamie Martin
2021-11-10
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Candle Making for Kids with Jamie Martin

We’ve teamed up with Jamie Martin of Simple Homeschool to provide a simple and easy-to-follow Candle Making Tutorial for Kids so that you can recreate this experience with your own little ones.

Friday Kind Words: A Moment to Thank You
2021-11-05
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Friday Kind Words: A Moment to Thank You

We love hearing kind words from our fellow Sparklers. Has Sparkle Stories impacted your life? Drop us a line and let us know (you can find us on Facebook & Instagram).

Bulb Planting for Kids
2021-11-02
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Bulb Planting for Kids

For this week’s newest Martin & Sylvia story, we’ve partnered with Lusa Organics to bring you a special treat! Unlike spring-time gardening, there is a delayed payoff when planting bulbs in the fall. This is a great hands-on opportunity to teach kids about patience and staying the course while also connecting with nature.

Friday Kind Words: It's Home
2021-10-29
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Friday Kind Words: It's Home

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Friday Kind Words: Comfort and Familiarity
2021-10-29
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Friday Kind Words: Comfort and Familiarity

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Sylvia’s Magic Belly Tea
2021-10-27
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Sylvia’s Magic Belly Tea

In the Martin & Sylvia Learning Days story “A Science Potion for Halloween,” the children have worries about how they’ll feel after the upcoming Halloween Ball. Momma shows them that they can make “potions” with things they have in their pantry and yard, just like herbalists have done for centuries.

Friday Kind Words: After Lunch Was Your Logo
2021-10-22
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Friday Kind Words: After Lunch Was Your Logo

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ABC Scavenger Hunt for Kids with Wild Learning
2021-10-19
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ABC Scavenger Hunt for Kids with Wild Learning

This week, a special partner joins in on the Sparkle Fun! A darling alphabet scavenger hunt created by educator Rachel Tidd of Wild Learning is featured in “A Forested Alphabet”, and we are bringing you step by step instructions to capture some of the magic on your own!

Friday Kind Words: Long-Time Listeners
2021-10-15
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Friday Kind Words: Long-Time Listeners

We love hearing kind words from our fellow Sparklers. Has Sparkle Stories impacted your life? Drop us a line and let us know (you can find us on Facebook & Instagram).

Let’s Go to the Farm
2021-10-13
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Let’s Go to the Farm

If you’ve listened to any stories in this darling series, you’ve likely heard about Martin & Sylvia’s neighbors. The Browns are farmers who live next door and play an important part in Brother and Sister’s stories. Here are some of our favorite stories that feature the Browns and their farm!

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