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For When the Kids Won't SleepSparkle 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!Listen Now
Soothing at its FoundationStories for a Sweet and Gentle Wind-Down
Sparkle Recipes, Crafts, & ResourcesInspiring Rest & Play
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
Like Martin and Sylvia, you can honor a favorite tree of your own (and weave in some memories too).
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
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.