Weekend Giveaway: Sparkle Stories

This giveaway has now ended. Thanks for entering!

Welcome to another one of our weekend giveaways–and one of my family’s recent discoveries, Sparkle Stories. My three children have fallen in love with these imaginative tales, and I think yours will as well.

From Sparkle Stories:

“Sparkle is an online subscription to high-quality audio stories for children and families. Each week Sparkle Stories delivers delightful audio stories to subscribers around the world.

We offer five original Story Series, plus a sixth Series with classic stories, songs and games, all designed to entertain and inspire the whole family. (Jamie’s note: Two of the storylines, about Martin & Sylvia, feature a homeschooling family.)

Audio stories, or stories told out-loud, are untethered to images viewed on a screen. The child is free and able to paint her own pictures out of her own imagination. She becomes relaxed and entranced – committing herself fully to a fantastic adventure.

Sparkle Stories are fun, Sparkle Stories are inspiring, and Sparkle Stories are good for young minds and spirits! Our stories inspire a sense of wonder and magic in life, encourage creativity and a strong sense of self, and even illuminate common childhood challenges.”

Two Simple Homeschool winners will receive a one-year subscription to a Sparkle Storyline of their choice!

How to Win

To be entered for a chance to win, simply leave a comment in the comment section below!

Sparkle Stories is also offering readers these two special offers:

1. Download and listen to this bonus story for Easter: Elija’s New Home

2. Try Sparkle Stories for $1!

We’re offering a $1-for-the-first-month of subscription. Head here and choose one of our Sparkle Stories Packages.  Use the magic code SPARKLESPRING to receive your discount!

This giveaway has now ended. Thanks for entering!

About Jamie Martin

Jamie is a mama to three cute kids born on three different continents. She serves as editor of Simple Homeschool, and blogs about mindful parenting at Steady Mom. Jamie is also the author of two books: Steady Days and Mindset for Moms.


  1. Jennifer says:

    We’re huge audio book fans…this would be fabulous!

  2. We’ve tried the one month trial subscription and would love to win the one-year subscription.

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  3. Sarah Dandelet says:

    My daughter would love these…and so would I! :)

  4. We would love to get Spatkle Stories.

  5. Sure would love to win this!
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  6. This would just be wonderful to win! We have heard a couple of the free ones and loved them!!

  7. Joyce M says:

    I’d love to win. Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. I’ve heard such good things about these!

  9. I would love to win this for my girls!!!

  10. Courtney says:

    Just happened upon your delightful Steady Mom and Homeschooling blogs tonight! They are great! We’d love a chance to win the Sparkle Stories subscription. Thanks!

  11. My daughter (3 years old) has listened to some of the samples online and loves them. What a great giveaway!

  12. Would love to win this!

  13. I’ve heard wonderful things about Sparkle Stories!
    What an awesome give-away!

  14. My kids would love this, thanks for the chance to win.

  15. We would enjoy these stories, and Mommy’s voice would enjoy a bit of a break from constant read-alouds. :)

  16. We would love to win this! Thank you!

  17. In the the immortal words of Donkey, “Pick me! Pick me!! Oh! Oh! Pick me!”. Friday family movie night was Shrek. Doesn’t Saturday Sparkle Stories sound good?

  18. I’ve been wanting to try this!

  19. Allie stryd says:

    So fun!! Would love to win this. Thanks for the chance!

  20. We’d love to try them!

  21. How fun! Love audio stories!

  22. Jennifer says:

    Count me in!

  23. Shelley R. says:

    What a wonderful opportunity! We’re always looking for creative additions to our audiobooks and would be blessed for a whole year :)

  24. Samantha says:

    My son would love it if we won, he has listened to the free ones and loved them!!

  25. We are trying to move away from dependence on the tv, and a subscription to Sparkle Stories sounds like it would be an excellent aid!
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  26. Kristen says:

    Would love to win this!

  27. I’ve been hearing great things about these stories! I’d love to win!

  28. susan brinza says:

    would love to try this..thank you!

  29. Nina Sheehan says:

    I am so grateful for a chance to win this! This would be awesome and something I have been wanting to try for a while. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  30. I would love this for my little girl, it would help her learn English too! We speak Russian in our household and she is fluent, but she need a bit of help with English considering we are homeschooling :)
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  31. This sounds so interesting!!
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  32. sounds neat!

  33. We LOVE Sparkle Stories….would love to win this :)
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  34. I would love to win a year subscription! We tried Sparkle Stories for a month in the fall (for $1) and loved them. Their customer service is fabulous too!
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  35. I would love some sparkle stories to share with my kids, we have downloaded all the free ones, but would love to really get into one of the stories.

  36. Wow, I just discovered these from FIMBY’s blog and would love to try out the Junkyard Tales!
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  37. My children would love letting their imagination be set free while they listen to these wonderful stories…

  38. I love audios. My kids love listening to someone else reading besides me!

  39. Cristina says:

    This would be a great addition to our home school!! Thanks for offering this contest and good luck to al!

  40. I would love to win, we are trying them out for $1 and enjoying them.
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  41. Suzanne Ruckman says:

    Our family would love these! Thanks for the opportunity!

  42. Heather Brandt says:

    I’d love to share Sparkle Stories with my children! What a great giveaway!

  43. We love audio books and online stories! A favorite during breakfast. :)

  44. Would love to try these out!

  45. My daughter would love these!

  46. Crystal says:

    I keep seeing people talk about this Sparkle Stories website. I need to go check it out! Great giveaway.

  47. Oh how fun! I hope we win!!!
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  48. Heather M says:

    Oh I would love to win this for my boys!!

  49. i would love the chance to win this for my daughter. we love martin and sylvia!

  50. Heather says:

    I keep seeing these on various blogs and would love to give them a try!

  51. I keep reading great things about Sparkle Stories! Thanks for the opportunity!
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  52. we are big lovers of audio books here — we’d love to try Sparkle Stories! I keep hearing that they’re wonderful. :)

  53. Our family really enjoys listening to Sparkle Stories. A year subscription would be so very lovely. I even gave it as a gift to my niece for her birthday.
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  54. Great giveaway! I’d love the chance to win Sparkle Stories for my kids!

  55. Audio stories are one of my kids favorite ways to spend their afternoons. We would love to try out Sparkle Stories!

  56. As much as I love reading to my kids, it sure is nice to share the load- we would both enjoy this!
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  57. We would love to try out some new stories!

  58. Every time you write about these stories, I get a little more curious. Do your kids actually sit quietly to listen, or do you save them for car rides when everybody’s bored anyway?

  59. I’ve heard such great things about Sparkle Stories! I’ve been meaning to check them out. :)
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  60. Thanks so much for offering this giveaway! Sparkle Stories looks awesome!!

  61. I’ve heard about these and would love to give them a try. my kids love audio stories :)
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  62. Would love a chance to have Sparkle Stories for my kiddos. Thanks!
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  63. These sound like fun, would love to try them

  64. I would love to win – I hope I do!
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  65. We’d love to win a subscription…we love audio stories. Thanks for the giveaway.

  66. Great giveaway! I’d love to win. I remember listening to stories on tape when I was a kid and I loved it!

  67. Hi.I have heard a lot about Sparkle Stories and would love the chance to win a subscription.
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  68. SARA JANE says:

    We’d love to win!

  69. I’ve been meaning to try Sparkle Stories with my boys!

  70. I’d never heard of Sparkle Stories but am currently enjoying the free sample. We’re very interested in making these stories part of our home education life. Best, Glory
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  71. Have heard good things about Sparkle Stories and would love to give it a try!
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  72. I am curious as to what these stories are and would love to try them with my kiddos!

  73. My kiddos love to listen to audio stories…we’d love to win a subscription! Thanks for this giveaway.

  74. I keep hearing about Sparkle stories but for some reason still haven’t given them a try. This is a good reason to finally go and see what all the buzz is about!

  75. I would love to use try these!
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  76. This sounds wonderful- thanks for the opportunity to win :)
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  77. Have heard lots of good things about Sparkle Stories, and it is such a good idea! Would love to win this!

  78. Rob Newmam says:

    We love sparkle stories, and would love to win them.

  79. We’d love to win! Thank you for the opportunity :)

  80. Devone Lansing says:

    We would love to win! Love Martin and Sylvia! :)

  81. Oh! I’d love to win this! My kids LOVE to listen to stories. (And my poor voice gets tired after awhile!)

  82. We have been listening to audio books in the car lately. Would love to have some new material!

  83. Thanks!
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  84. Christina P. says:

    I have read good things about Sparkle Stories; thanks for the chance to win!

  85. we love their stories, this would be a nice birthday present for my soon to be 5 girl!

  86. I keep hearing about sparkle stories. What a fun win tht would be. I hope we win. My kids would love it.

  87. Listening to the bonus story now.
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  88. Found out about these stories through you! My little people would LOVE this! Thanks!

  89. I would love to win this…my daughter loves listening to stories!
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  90. Ticee Graham says:

    AWESOME! I am signing up for the first month right now, I’ve always wanted to try this site. Thanks for the great deal.

  91. My kids love stories and we listen to them every time we are in the car on my ipod. Sparklestories sounds great.

  92. I’ve never heard of this, but we love audiobooks- sounds like fun!
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  93. i have been hearing about this and am very interested in the stories. thanks for the giveaway!

  94. Isabel Wende says:

    My daughter just listened to your sample Easter story and loved it! We’d be most thrilled to win!!! Thank you for this GREAT giveaway!

  95. I LOVE Sparkle Stories!!!
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  96. Jennifer anderson says:

    I have heard wonderful things about Sparkle Stories!

  97. Amy Dalforno says:

    Would love to bless my kiddos with this sweet

  98. Laura Daugherty says:

    My daughter devours audio stories. These sound charming. Can’t wait to check them out!

  99. Kristi McFarland says:

    I tried the $1 Sparkle Stories special for my 7 yr old and she loved them…I enjoy listening to them as well. A free one year subscription would be great.

  100. Chris Stalnaker says:

    I keep hearing great things about Sparkle Stories and I’ve been looking for something new for my 7 and 4 year old to do together during our mornings. This would be great!

  101. How fun! I’d love to check these out! Thanks for the info, and chance to win, Jamie!
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  102. These stories sound delightful! We would be very excited to listen to them, if we won.
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  103. My boys would love this! Thanks for the giveaway.

  104. My kids love the sample sparkle stories! We would love, love, love a year’s subscription!

  105. Stacie@HobbitDoor says:

    Happy Easter! Thanks for the fun giveaway”
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  106. Thanks for this opportunity. Fun giveaway!

  107. Juliann says:

    These look really fun; more books without the extra books lying around 😉

  108. My daughter LOVES Sparkle Stories – we’d love to be a winner!

  109. Kristin L. says:

    Thank you for the lovely giveaway! We have been wanting to subcribe to Sparkle Stories. Thank you for the fun Easter story too!

  110. Bridget says:

    I’ve been wanting to try these out, great give away!

  111. Serena Barnes says:

    These stories sound wonderful for the whole family! A fun activity to have planned.

  112. Jennifer says:

    I keep hearing such great things about Sparkle stories. Seems like we might need to try soon!

  113. My daughter and I have already listened to one of the sample stories and she loved it!

  114. Andrea R. says:

    What a great give away! My girls would love Sparkle Stories for quiet time.

  115. Stacey K says:

    Fantastic giveaway! We’d love to try Sparkle stories!

  116. Fun! My kids love listening to audio stories. We’re always on the lookout for more resources!

  117. Oh My Lil one will love these stories..It will be really nice if we won

  118. Would love this! Thank you!

  119. Heather says:

    We love listening to audio books and stories in our house! We’ve listened to a few samples from Sparkle, and they’re wonderful. We would enjoy this a lot!

  120. Jessica Forrester says:

    Ooh! I was just thinking about looking into this. I’d love to win for my 5 kids!!

  121. Thanks for the opportunity!
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  122. Thanks for the chance to win. I’ve read great things about Sparkle Stories over at Rockin’ Granola!
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  123. Thank you for this wonderful offer. Happy Easter.

  124. ooh! how great! we just loved the free story! thank you.

  125. Tiffany Evans says:

    Love this!

  126. Newly H0meschooling says:

    Thanks for this chance to win a year subscription. We are new to homeschooling (1 mo. into it) and even newer to unschooling (3 days into it)! I’m excited to get all the help and advice I can!

  127. we love sparkle stories – and have just been surviving on the free trial ones we can find on the internet. my daughter keeps asking for more Martin and Syvia! fantastic giveaway!
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  128. I would absolutely *love* to win! Sparkle Stories really intrigue me & I know my girlies would love them!

  129. I’d love to win! Happy easter!

  130. i’ve been wanting to check these out.
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  131. danielle says:

    Our family listened to Elijah’s new home and loved it. We would love to win!

  132. What a great giveaway! Thanks for the information on Sparkle stories, I’m looking forward to giving them a try.

  133. Jennywren says:

    I think my little guy would love these stories. Thanks for sharing!

    Happy Easter:)

  134. Christina D. says:

    We love to use audio stories for quiet time and car trips, total lifesavers!
    A subscription hasn’t worked into our budget yet but a chance at this giveaway would be awesome. Thanks to all for the opportunity!

  135. Oh boy- I hope I win, this time!
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  136. My girls both have birthdays coming up and sparkle stories is at the top of their list!
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  137. Kristin says:

    My family would love this!

  138. Thanks for the giveaway! I’d love to win for my kids, 6 and 4, who love listening to stories in the car and at home.

  139. Christy Ghaffari says:

    I am curious to what age group these stories are intended? My oldest is only 3 years old. Is she too young?

  140. What a great giveaway!

  141. My son is just starting to get into audio stories so this would be so great!
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  142. Daniel Bourque says:

    We’re looking to buy this anyways, but winning it would be even better!

  143. Amanda Borgelt says:

    Love this!

  144. Illya Gonzalez says:

    I have heard so much about Sparkle Stories and would love to win this giveaway.

  145. Fontaine says:

    What a wonderful idea! The website for this is great, and I’d love to win a subscription for my little guy. He loves audio books, but we don’t always find ones appropriate for a 4 year old.

    Thank you for the giveaway, and good luck to everyone!

  146. Sounds adorable. I’m embarking on homeschooling officially as of… next week. And we find ourselves in the car a lot so this would be perfect!

  147. I’d love this for my 3 kiddies!

  148. Esther L says:

    What a fun giveaway! I’ve seen so many rave reviews of Sparkle Stories that I would love to expose my kiddos to them as well. Thanks for the chance to win!

  149. I would love to try this for my Little Man. Headed by to listen to the freebie. Thanks, Wendy

  150. I would love to win this for my kids!

  151. Katie Arnold says:

    My son LOVES audio books…these would be so great!!

  152. This would be fantastic!

  153. Dara Huber says:

    Looks like fun! I’m interested to try!

  154. Megan Shipley says:

    We have really gotten into audio books here lately. Would absolutely love this!!

  155. They sound great! I am looking forward to listening to Elijah’s New Home with my kids!

  156. thanks for the offer. hoping to try them out soon!

  157. Sounds awesome. Would love to win!

  158. So excited! I tried the sample with our daughter recently and she seems just on the verge of being ready, so this would an awesome way to start off.
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  159. That would be great to win. My little boy enjoys audio books very much.

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  160. I would love more fodder to help my daughter’s imagination explode! She loves telling stories after hearing a few; Sparkle Stories would be perfect!

  161. My little ones love audio books/stories. We would love this. :)

  162. Katherine G. says:

    I live with my own Martin and Sylvia, and we will sparkle with delight if we win this wonderful prize! Many thanks!