Let's Take Care of Each Other.
Here at Sparkle we've put together a package of free stories and links to fun activities for stuck-at-home families everywhere, plus resources to help with fear and anxiety around COVID-19.
Sparkle Loves to HelpStory Support in Trying Times!
We know that for many, many families, social distancing will present a number of challenges; not to mention there continues to be a growing tide of fear making its way across the world. We want to help in all the ways we can.
Below we share free stories and resources to keep your children engaged and inspired. Plus we've included all of our best stories and resources for helping families settle anxiety and fear - for happy, relaxed people have stronger immune systems.
Here's what we recommend: 1. Get calm by listening to stories. 2. Use the stories as reference points for conversation. 3. Share the stories with friends and family.
If you're stuck at homeStories to Inspire Imaginative Play
Stuck at Home?Crafts and Recipes for Home Bound Days
Nine Favorite Outdoor Crafts Round Up
Our best crafts and projects for outdoor fun!
sparkle crafts: let's make fairy houses! (so the fairies will come!)
Four fairy-house projects for fairy-loving kids!
“Stories can make all the difference. We have seen over and over that a frightened child, a bored child, a frustrated child or an overwhelmed child can listen to a single story well told, and not only be transported, but experience true transformation.”— David Sewell McCann, Story Spinner
Sparkle BlogSuggestions for Settling Fear & Anxiety
Settle the Fear of the Coronavirus
David Sewell McCann talks about how to support families and soothe fear of the coronavirus.
SparkleCast Episode 3 – Managing Anxiety with Renee Jain
In this episode of SparkleCast, Renee, David, and Rebecca discuss how storytelling can not only change perspectives but also help children face fears, dismantle panic and undo patterns of anxiety.
A Story to Teach Handwashing!"The The No-Worry Paw Wash"
The Junkyard has a bad case of the ippy-kacky-woos. But the Rowland raccoon family isn’t worried — they know just how to wash their paws, and they learn a few new games that help them to stay healthy and keep the Junkyard safe for all animals.
The Rowland raccoon family will inspire your young listeners to practice good hygiene in a fear-free environment.
For Overwhelmed KiddosStories to Soothe Fear & Anxiety
A Collection Just for Overwhelmed KidsStories for Overwhelm
"Overwhelm" is an audio collection of three stories about sensitive people managing the stresses of a busy, fast-paced world.Listen Now
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Sick Day StoriesStories For When I Don't Feel Well
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Sparkle Stories enriches the story life in your home and brings delight to everyday quiet times. Our magic: we are slower, kinder, and gentler than most children’s media.