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

Announcement for New Audio Advent Collection - Castlechanter
2020-11-27
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Announcement for New Audio Advent Collection - Castlechanter

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!

friday kind words
2020-11-20
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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

Storybox Playlist: Giving Thanks the Sparkle Way
2020-11-20
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Storybox Playlist: Giving Thanks the Sparkle Way

This playlist is filled with the different ways Sparkle characters celebrate Thanksgiving. From homegrown food to a feast in the junkyard to lots of Grandma's brownies, there are so many things to be grateful for and so many ways to say and show it.

Holiday Time at Sparkle! Collections & Stories for December Celebrations
2020-11-19
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Holiday Time at Sparkle! Collections & Stories for December Celebrations

Looking for something different for the holiday? Want to try a gentler, richer and more wonder-filled holiday storying tradition for your family? We’ve got you covered! We have FOUR audio advent calendars and several wonderful holiday story collections for you to explore.

friday kind words
2020-11-13
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friday kind words

“Hello! I just wanted to take a moment to share how grateful I am as a mom for all the Sparkle Stories. One thing I am pleasantly surprised about is how much I enjoy the stories, how much I learn as mom about how to create rhythm in our days...” ~Lauren (mom) and August (age 4)

NEW: Story Apothecary: Healing Tales for Troubled Times
2020-11-06
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NEW: Story Apothecary: Healing Tales for Troubled Times

Since our stories are not only entertaining but also hold a spark of inspiration or balm of healing, we offer these four collections packaged up in the way they are intended: as narrative medicine for troubled times.

friday's kind words
2020-11-06
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friday's kind words

Thank you so very much for the wonderful post after the election. ~ Janalynn

friday kind words
2020-10-30
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friday kind words

“Please make more! Thank you so much. It made me amazed and happy to see the new story. I can’t believe it.” ~Luisa

sparkle craft: halloween printable treats!
2020-10-28
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sparkle craft: halloween printable treats!

No matter how your family & community approach Halloween this year, we have safe, healthy fun for all!

Dealing with Uncertainty: Pre- and Post-Election
2020-10-27
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Dealing with Uncertainty: Pre- and Post-Election

Election time can bring an enormous amount of uncertainty for people, no matter what political philosophy you adhere to. We are here to give you a bit of loving and inspiring advice to help with the uncertainty and anxiety that comes with not knowing and then knowing.

friday kind words
2020-10-23
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friday kind words

"You should have heard the squeals of delight when my daughter discovered the Windward series! She's loving every minute and shaking with excitement hearing all the moments being revealed. Pure joy and delight, can't thank you enough." ~ from IG @creatingcalmcoach

Meet the Cast of "The Fool's Tale"!
2020-10-23
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Meet the Cast of "The Fool's Tale"!

We're just about a week away from our Halloween story event, "The Forest of Magic and Mystery"! Read on to meet the cast!

Five Favorite Sparkly Halloween Stories for FREE!
2020-10-19
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Five Favorite Sparkly Halloween Stories for FREE!

Last year I gathered our five favorite Halloween stories, but guess what? We've got so many more stories than five, that I've gathered five more!

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