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Storybox Playlist: Stories of Different Family Models
January 20, 2020
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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...

Storybox Playlist: Stories of Boundaries
January 13, 2020
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Storybox Playlist: Stories of Boundaries

The stories I've gathered this week all deal with boundaries: boundaries for puppies, boundaries between siblings, and boundaries between parents and children. I hope these give you all a better sense of what you need to thrive.

For Our Australian Friends: A Story About Fire and Loss
January 7, 2020
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For Our Australian Friends: A Story About Fire and Loss

For our Australian friends or anyone else affected by fire — we’d like to take this post to share with you a free story.

Storybox Playlist: Stories of Separation and Divorce
January 6, 2020
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Storybox Playlist: Stories of Separation and Divorce

Separation and divorce are not things that anyone wants to think about when they enter into a union with another person. But people grow and change and sometimes their stories diverge and take different paths.

Storybox Playlist: Stories for a Happy New Year
January 6, 2020
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Storybox Playlist: Stories for a Happy New Year

Happy New Year, Sparklers! This playlist is full of stories of ways to build a happy year. It's about fresh starts and building dreams. There is so much that can happen in a year, and we wish you lots of luck in building a new story.

Storybox Playlist: Stories of New Beginnings
December 30, 2019
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Storybox Playlist: Stories of New Beginnings

This week, we enter a new year and new decade. It's a pretty big beginning. Lots of new ideas, goals, and projects to be started or finished. This playlist is all about different kinds of new beginnings, from planning out a school year to new babies. We hope these stories bring your family some inspiration for this new year.

friday's kind words
December 27, 2019
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friday's kind words

"We've been avid Sparkle Stories listeners for over a year now and my seven-year-old daughter and four-year-old son both absolutely adore the magic that's woven into each story." ~Emma

Storybox Playlist: Stories of Joy
December 23, 2019
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Storybox Playlist: Stories of Joy

The playlist this week is all about feeling joy. Joy, like gratitude, is something that can be found in many ways and by seeing the little things as well as the big. We've gathered up five different stories of how various Sparkle characters have found joy in their lives.

friday's kind words
December 20, 2019
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friday's kind words

"We are grateful for so much, including YOU all. Gratitude for Sparkle Stories EVERY DAY here!"

Warmly, Jessica

The Windward Ho! Book Seven Treasure Map!
December 18, 2019
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The Windward Ho! Book Seven Treasure Map!

Journey with these adventurers around the world with story — and through your very own treasure map!

Storybox Playlist: Stories of the Winter Solstice
December 16, 2019
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Storybox Playlist: Stories of the Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice. It's one of my favorite days of the year. The sun is so low in the sky it feels like late afternoon at 10:00 in the morning. The light is golden all day long and the night comes so early.

friday's kind words
December 13, 2019
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friday's kind words

"We are so grateful for the stories and content you bring to our family. This week I took a group of kindergarteners on a field trip to a farm. It was a long drive for them. So, naturally I turned to Sparkle Stories to help them recenter themselves and relax on the journey home." ~ Tracy

December 9, 2019
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Storybox Playlist: Stories of Simple Celebrations

This week, we've gathered some stories that focus on celebrating in a low-key way that is both restful and meaningful at this busy time of year.

Storybox Playlist: Stories of the Lantern Walk
December 9, 2019
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Storybox Playlist: Stories of the Lantern Walk

The lantern walk symbolizes the process of bringing light to the darkest time of the year, be that literal light or metaphorical. It's a tale of compassion for those less fortunate and a tale of giving without expecting something in return.

friday's kind words
December 6, 2019
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friday's kind words

"I am really grateful for you all and the gifts you share with us via Sparkle Stories! Thank you for being a consistent presence in our lives for years now, and for offering stories that continue to meet us where we are. Our family is incredibly thankful."

~Stacey

Storybox Playlist: Stories of the Power of Advent
December 2, 2019
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Storybox Playlist: Stories of the Power of Advent

Advent is a powerful time. It is a time of waiting, patience, and quiet. It's also a time of transformation and looking inward. It's a powerful time when the year is coming to an end, the day are short and dark, and the natural world is moving into stillness.

Storybox Playlist: Giving Thanks the Sparkle Way
November 25, 2019
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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.

It's Advent with Martin & Sylvia! Stories & Projects
November 22, 2019
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It's Advent with Martin & Sylvia! Stories & Projects

December first is almost here and that means Advent is coming! Why not celebrate Advent with Martin and Sylvia and their holiday adventures? You'll not only enjoy stories but printables and project fun. We've gathered all the advent calendar stories and projects right here in one place.

It's a Junkyard Tales Advent! Stories & Projects
November 22, 2019
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It's a Junkyard Tales Advent! Stories & Projects

Celebrate Advent with the Junkyard crew! We've gathered all the Junkyard Tales Advent calendar stories and projects right here in one place so you can easily organize for Advent.

It's a Libby & Dish Holiday! Libby & Dish Good Deed a Day Club
November 22, 2019
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It's a Libby & Dish Holiday! Libby & Dish Good Deed a Day Club

Looking for something a little different this year for advent? Why not join Libby & Dish for their Good-Deed-a-Day Club? We've got everything right here to get you started!

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