Sparkle Sleepytime

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For When the Kids Won't Sleep
Sparkle Sleepytime

Whether it is during the long, active days of summer or the shorter, busy days of winter, sometimes our little ones need some help to slow down. The stories in Sparkle Sleepytime are simple, soft and slow, all told with the aim of welcoming young and old into a time of rest or sleep. Each features a delightful young animal on a gentle adventure, and each ends with the animals snuggling into their burrows, nests or downy beds, ready to close their eyes and fall asleep. This Series is perfect for nap-times, quiet times and bedtimes – or any time you want a particularly quiet and soothing story for your little ones!

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Soothing at its Foundation
Stories for a Sweet and Gentle Wind-Down

Terrance the Fox

Terrance the Fox


Sparkle Recipes, Crafts, & Resources
Inspiring Rest & Play

Sparkle Kitchen: Lavender and Sweet Orange Sleepy Spray

Sparkle Kitchen: Lavender and Sweet Orange Sleepy Spray

For anyone even remotely aware of herbal remedies, using lavender as a sleep aid is a no-brainer, but the addition of sweet orange oil makes this blend particularly lovely for children. Here's how to make it so your little one can catch more zzzzzzs.

Sparkle Crafts: Hand-woven Tapestry

Sparkle Crafts: Hand-woven Tapestry

Like Martin and Sylvia, you can honor a favorite tree of your own (and weave in some memories too).

DIY Tibetan Prayer Flags

DIY Tibetan Prayer Flags

This week's craft project comes from the region of the “mountains that hold the sky” — it's a no-sew, backyard version of Tibetan prayer flags.

Tips for a Year of Rest

Tips for a Year of Rest

This desire for rhythms of work and rest inspired the creation of Martin and Sylvia: Day of Rest. Through these stories, we have the gift of observing Martin and Sylvia’s family as they work through the process of setting apart one day each week to rest as a family.

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Gratitude
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Martin & Sylvia

Martin & Sylvia

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How to Be Super: The Violet Crown (Book One)

How to Be Super: The Violet Crown (Book One)

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Windward Ho! Fore & Aft (Book One)

Windward Ho! Fore & Aft (Book One)

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Junkyard Tales

Junkyard Tales

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