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Storybox Playlist: Stories to Cool You Down

July can be so hot! In some areas of the country the temperatures move into the triple digits and stay there day and night. When the days are hot and the nights are hot, it's time to find a way to cool off. We've rounded up five fun stories to inspire your family as you find creative ways to cool down. Keep cool, Sparklers!...

storybox playlist: stories of sibling squabbles

"Mom, she's being mean!" "Dad, he stole my toy!" We've all heard these problems before. Sibling squabbles are sometimes endless. Sibling challenges can be hard for both parents and kids, so we've rounded up a few stories to guide you through examples of managing sibling squabbles and help you find a good way to work them out....

Storybox Playlist: Our Most Play-Filled Stories

Play. Play is so good for both kids and adults alike. It stretches the imagination, helps build social bonds, and gets your body moving. This week, we want to inspire you to really get up and play with out most play-filled stories. From a playful horse to a neighborhood full of kids, there is a story for everyone....

Storybox Playlist: Boredom is Beautiful

"Mommy, I'm bored." In my house, I don't even respond to that statement. Or if I do, I simply say there are grown-up chores to be done, like cleaning the bathroom. That tends to get the kids outside or doing something else really quickly....

Storybox Playlist: "Go Outside" Stories to Inspire Outdoor Play

The meaning of summer should really be "go outside." So much is happening in the summer! You can get up early with the sun, play until late into the evening, go for hikes, camp, play with your friends, go swimming, garden, do outdoor art projects — you name it. The weather is often beautiful every day and once it gets hot, you can just get out the hose and have a backyard water park. This week, we've gathered up stories from all over Sparkle land to help inspire you to get outside in one way or another....