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friday's kind words
May 15, 2020
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friday's kind words

Sparkle Stories are engaging, nurturing, and value-rich stories that I adore listening to with my children. They've grown up with David's voice and his carefully crafted characters.

~ Claire

Sparkle Printable: Wonder of Animals Coloring Book!
May 14, 2020
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Sparkle Printable: Wonder of Animals Coloring Book!

We're celebrating the Wonder of Animals this week - with a fun printable coloring book of your favorite Sparkle characters!

Storybox Playlist: Our Favorite Animal Stories
May 11, 2020
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Storybox Playlist: Our Favorite Animal Stories

Animals are awesome! From the tiniest toad to the giant blue whale, they come in all different shapes and sizes and personalities. This week I've rounded up some of our favorite stories about animals.

Current Live Stories!
May 8, 2020
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Current Live Stories!

Here are recordings of the live stories David has been telling these past few weeks!

friday's kind words
May 8, 2020
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friday's kind words

“Thanks so much for sharing the live stories. We have not missed a single one! It has been such a gift during this time at home. I feel like David’s voice will be remembered as an important narrator of our girls’ childhoods. ~Greta

THREE Sparkle Playdate Themes
May 5, 2020
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THREE Sparkle Playdate Themes

Do your kids miss playdates with their friends? I know my kids do. Playdates were a regular thing for my eight- and ten-year-olds. We’ve been doing some thinking here at Sparkle and came up with an idea that might help: a Sparkle Stories playdate.

Storybox Playlist: Stories to Celebrate Momma
May 4, 2020
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Storybox Playlist: Stories to Celebrate Momma

Mothers. They are pretty awesome. They change diapers, dig stuff out of the trash for you, clean up messes and wipe away tears, listen to complaints, and dole out endless hugs and kisses. This playlist is all about celebrating moms and recognizing the hard and rewarding job they have.

friday's kind words
May 1, 2020
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friday's kind words

"You are an essential part of our days now. I am deeply thankful! One of your stories this morning helped to transform my daughter’s very sad moment into calm and peace." ~ Shannon

Storybox Playlist: Stories of Nature's Wonder
April 27, 2020
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Storybox Playlist: Stories of Nature's Wonder

Nature is wonderful! It's big. It's filled with every color imaginable. It can be exciting and scary, awesome and intense — all at once...

friday's kind words
April 24, 2020
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friday's kind words

I wanted to say a specific thank you for the new Ella & Ollie series. Ollie happens to be the name of my youngest son — so he is especially excited about this series — another homeschooled boy about his age who moves to the country (a move we made a couple years ago). ~ Nisa

Storybox Playlist: Stories of Patience
April 20, 2020
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Storybox Playlist: Stories of Patience

Patience. Something we all have to learn and something many of us continue to learn into adulthood...

friday's kind words
April 17, 2020
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friday's kind words

We have been Sparkle Story listeners for years, and as my kids get older I’ve been worried the day will come when we may outgrow the stories. We are so excited about this series about older kids, just in time for my daughter’s 10th birthday! ~Renee

Storybox Playlist: Stories of Resilience
April 13, 2020
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Storybox Playlist: Stories of Resilience

Resilience is all about being able weather the strain and stress and come out better on the other side. ..

Storybox Playlist: Stories of Rhythm
April 6, 2020
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Storybox Playlist: Stories of Rhythm

... I know that with all the kids at home, and parents too, you're all are seeking a new rhythm. We hope these five stories give you some inspiration!

friday's kind words
April 3, 2020
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friday's kind words

"Our family and many of our friends love the gentle, approachable way you tell stories about real world fears. We've found comfort in "Deny and the Could-bes", "Helpers", "Sweetness", and "Prince" about unexpected events. ~Vonita"

Two Free Stories to Help Kids with Shelter-in-Place
April 1, 2020
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Two Free Stories to Help Kids with Shelter-in-Place

Once we realized that this is going to be a long haul, and not just several weeks of quarantine, David jumped to writing new stories.

sparkle craft: diy face masks
March 31, 2020
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sparkle craft: diy face masks

You probably have read about the shortage of masks in the world — a particular concern for healthcare professionals. In order to save the medical-grade masks for those who really need them, I have been making my own masks.

Storybox Playlist: Stories to Inspire Helping
March 30, 2020
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Storybox Playlist: Stories to Inspire Helping

I was recently listening to a podcast about families having to change their dynamic now that everyone is at home. The most important take-away from it for me was an encouragement to "be the helper..."

Our Best Life Learning/Homeschooling Story Collections
March 23, 2020
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Our Best Life Learning/Homeschooling Story Collections

Here at Sparkle, we love homeschooling. Homeschooling can come in many forms — I prefer to call it life learning because more often than not, our learning doesn't happen just at home. Learning occurs out in the world too — at the library, grocery store, park, gymnastics, while taking a hike or going to a museum, even at the dentist office...

Storybox Playlist: Stories of Magic and Magicians
March 23, 2020
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Storybox Playlist: Stories of Magic and Magicians

The first time I saw a magic trick was at the circus when I was five years old when the magician made a lion disappear. Growing up, I remember seeing lots of magicians on television and watching lots of friends learn to do magic tricks of their own...

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