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

Sparkler Spotlight: The Nelson Family
2022-05-09
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Sparkler Spotlight: The Nelson Family

We asked the Nelsons all about their experience as new Sparklers. Here's what they had to say!

Tips to Get Kids Off Screens
2022-04-22
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Tips to Get Kids Off Screens

How do you get your family off screens? We cover the basics of what's worked in our own families, as well as practical tips, suggestions, and solutions!

Storytelling as a Parenting Tool 101
2022-04-18
education

Storytelling as a Parenting Tool 101

Our understanding of the world is made up of the stories we have told and continue to tell. Here are some of our best tips for using the power of storytelling to give us context and help us grow.

NEW Sparkle Guide to Easter Celebrations
2022-04-11
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NEW Sparkle Guide to Easter Celebrations

We've gathered our favorite kid-friendly Easter recipes, crafts, and printable projects. Each project is linked to an original Sparkle Story. Explore them all.

Ideas for Waldorf-Inspired Easter Celebrations
2022-04-05
fun-and-activities

Ideas for Waldorf-Inspired Easter Celebrations

Simple and meaningful ways for families to celebrate Easter and Springtime. Explore Waldorf-inspired activities, recipes, crafts, and stories for kids.

Sparkle Craft: How to Knit a Fairy Poke
2022-03-29
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Sparkle Craft: How to Knit a Fairy Poke

We’ve created an easy-to-follow tutorial for making your own Fairy Poke! Simple knitting crafts like this help children develop fine motor skills, build confidence through play, and teach patience as well as creativity.

Sparkler Spotlight: The Vidler Family
2022-03-29
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Sparkler Spotlight: The Vidler Family

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

Support for Children with the War on Ukraine - New Story
2022-03-09
helping-and-healing

Support for Children with the War on Ukraine - New Story

Here's a NEW soothing story – "Pomichnik the Steppe Lemming" — to support children and families with the war on Ukraine.

Friday's Kind Words: Edge of Our Seats
2022-02-25
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Friday's Kind Words: Edge of Our Seats

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).

Speaking from the Heart: Stories for Kids About Honesty
2022-02-22
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Speaking from the Heart: Stories for Kids About Honesty

How do we teach our little ones what it means to be honest? Telling the truth is a big topic, whether that means admitting a mistake or speaking up when we see something wrong. We’ve gathered our best stories to help teach kids to speak from the heart.

Friday's Kind Words: Nourishing Ways to Navigate the World
2022-02-18
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Friday's Kind Words: Nourishing Ways to Navigate the World

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).

Stories of Courage: Five Audio Stories for Kids About Bravery
2022-02-15
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Stories of Courage: Five Audio Stories for Kids About Bravery

A personal story inspires this list of five audio stories for kids about courage. What would you do with your life if you had endless courage? What would you say or do? Let these stories help guide your exploration!

Crafts to Inspire Storytelling (for Kids and Grown-ups too!)
2022-02-14
fun-and-activities

Crafts to Inspire Storytelling (for Kids and Grown-ups too!)

We’ve gathered three of our favorite crafts, centered around creating space and inspiration for storytelling- for parents and kids alike! Explore these fun activities and let the creativity and storytelling flow!

Friday's Kind Words: Deep Love for Your Stories
2022-02-11
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Friday's Kind Words: Deep Love for Your Stories

We started listening to Sparkle Stories when my son was two. They have played such an important role in our family life. Not only does he have a deep love for your stories, they encourage me to be a better parent.

A ‘Waldorfy’ Playlist: Ashley Renwick’s Favorite Stories
2022-02-11
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A ‘Waldorfy’ Playlist: Ashley Renwick’s Favorite Stories

Have you ever wondered about other Sparkle parents’s go-to stories? Ashley Renwick, creator and host of the Waldorfy Podcast and a long-time Sparkle Subscriber herself, walks us through some of her own favorite stories and how they fit into her families rhythms and routines! Read all about it below.

Valentine’s Day Printable Cards: Spread the Love!
2022-02-08
fun-and-activities

Valentine’s Day Printable Cards: Spread the Love!

This year, instead of candy or chocolate or disposable gifts, we are inviting Sparklers to share your love with stories!

Friday's Kind Words: Wonder and Meaning
2022-02-04
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Friday's Kind Words: Wonder and Meaning

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).

Heart-Centered Thinking - Six Audio Stories About Trusting Yourself
2022-02-01
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Heart-Centered Thinking - Six Audio Stories About Trusting Yourself

We’ve specially selected these six original audio stories to teach little ones the power of heart-centered thinking — by trusting yourself.

Friday's Kind Words: Dear X
2022-01-28
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Friday's Kind Words: Dear X

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).

Friday's Kind Words: Helped Us Through
2022-01-21
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Friday's Kind Words: Helped Us Through

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).

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