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Make Mistakes (We All Do)
2021-04-12
helping-and-healing

Make Mistakes (We All Do)

If you want to learn something — if you want to get good at something — then welcome mistakes. Make lots of them. Learn from them. Experiment and be willing to look bad. The more mistakes you make, the better you will get. Nothing keeps someone from mastery more than success.

 What Do Children Need to Hear Right Now?: You Are Loved
2021-04-06
helping-and-healing

What Do Children Need to Hear Right Now?: You Are Loved

At Sparkle Stories, we are reflecting on what children need to hear right now, and this concept comes to mind right away. “You Are Loved.”

Storybox Playlist: Stories to Help Children Know They Are Loved
2021-04-06
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Storybox Playlist: Stories to Help Children Know They Are Loved

At Sparkle Stories, we are reflecting on what children need to hear right now, and this concept comes to mind right away: "You Are Loved."

friday's kind words
2021-04-02
testimonials

friday's kind words

"Our family is looking forward to listening to Martin & Sylvia's Easter Story again. We have listened every year for many years now, and — as with the Christian story — more and more layers reveal themselves each time we listen to it." ~ Heather

Storybox Playlist: Your Best Easter Stories
2021-04-01
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Storybox Playlist: Your Best Easter Stories

Kids can explore nature, creativity, and participate in fun Easter-themed festivities in this darling Easter Playlist with four stories containing accompanying crafts and interactive activities.

friday's kind words
2021-03-26
testimonials

friday's kind words

"I am in awe at the creativity and knowledge that flourish in each story (not to mention the ridiculously marvelous storytelling). The messages empower and inspire my parenting and I look forward to listening as much as my kids do!" ~Tamara

How Are Sparkle Stories Made? The Martian Chronicles
2021-03-25
news

How Are Sparkle Stories Made? The Martian Chronicles

Our newest upcoming series, The Martian Chronicles, is a work-in-progress! We wanted to take this opportunity to give listeners a behind-the-scenes glimpse into what goes into creating new Sparkle Stories.

Take a Peek Behind-the-Scenes at Sparkle Stories!
2021-03-17
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Take a Peek Behind-the-Scenes at Sparkle Stories!

It takes a village — even at Sparkle Stories! With 1400+ audio stories, each member of our team plays an important role in bringing the stories to you, our fellow sparklers. Today we are introducing some new team members — and re-introducing some familiar faces that have been with us from the beginning. Meet the Sparkle Team!

What the Pandemic Has Taught: The Sparkle Team Reflects on the Past Year
2021-03-10
helping-and-healing

What the Pandemic Has Taught: The Sparkle Team Reflects on the Past Year

This past year has been challenging for everyone, including all of us at Sparkle Stories. We want to take a pause to reflect on the lessons we’ve learned, the ways that we’ve grown, and ultimately what has kept us going. Read the reflections of the Sparkle Team below, along with their favorite story recommendations!

Help for Young Texans After the Winter Storm 2021
2021-02-26
helping-and-healing

Help for Young Texans After the Winter Storm 2021

The Sparkle Team here in Austin, Texas have come through the winter storm relatively unscathed. We were lucky, and we’re grateful.

Meet the Dory Horde
2021-02-24
news

Meet the Dory Horde

Our newest Dory Horde adventure is about to launch! Dory Horde: Dawn of the Jaguar (Book Two) starts next Friday, March 5.
The remarkable adventures they take on demonstrate how fascinating and endlessly inspiring these kids are. Great news — you’ll meet some extraordinary new characters in Dawn of the Jaguar.

NEW Libby & Dish Paper Doll Outfits & Accessories
2021-02-17
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NEW Libby & Dish Paper Doll Outfits & Accessories

Bring the new Libby & Dish adventure to life! We’ve expanded the original Libby & Dish paper doll collection for a special occasion: Aunt Cecily’s Wedding!

Our Android App Is Here!
2021-02-10
news

Our Android App Is Here!

The new Android App is here! This is not an update on a previous app. It’s a new design from the ground up based on our iOS app. Find it in the Google Play Store!

iOS App Update
2021-02-08
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iOS App Update

We've been hard at work on enhancements to our iOS app. This release includes bug fixes plus two exciting new features!

friday's kind words
2021-02-05
testimonials

friday's kind words

I always imagine my young self listening to these stories and relating to the characters and feeling less odd and alone. They heal me as much as they uplift my child. I can't thank you enough for these gifts you've given the world. ~ Lindsey

Stories for Kids about Love & Commitment: New Libby & Dish Collection Coming Soon
2021-02-04
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Stories for Kids about Love & Commitment: New Libby & Dish Collection Coming Soon

In this new collection, Libby’s dear Aunt Cecily is getting married. Cecily has always done things her own way, and this event will be no different — including the extension of the wedding invitation to Libby’s cat. Once Dish finally agrees to step into the cat carrier, their marvelous adventure begins.

Sparkle is Hiring! Marketing & Production Assistant
2021-02-01
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Sparkle is Hiring! Marketing & Production Assistant

Sparkle Stories is looking for a Marketing & Production Assistant. This role creates and manages outward facing content and is an essential part of the Sparkle Marketing team.

 “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
testimonials

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
testimonials

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

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