Weekend Giveaway: Sparkle Stories

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

  3. 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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  4. Great giveaway! I’d love the chance to win Sparkle Stories for my kids!

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

  6. 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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  7. We would love to try out some new stories!

  8. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

    We’d love to win!

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

  20. 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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  21. Have heard good things about Sparkle Stories and would love to give it a try!
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  22. I am curious as to what these stories are and would love to try them with my kiddos!

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

  24. 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!

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

  28. Rob Newmam says:

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

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

  30. Devone Lansing says:

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

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

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

  33. Thanks!
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  34. Christina P. says:

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

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

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

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

  39. I would love to win this…my daughter loves listening to stories!
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  40. 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.

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

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

  44. 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!

  45. I LOVE Sparkle Stories!!!
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  46. Jennifer anderson says:

    I have heard wonderful things about Sparkle Stories!

  47. Amy Dalforno says:

    Would love to bless my kiddos with this sweet

  48. Laura Daugherty says:

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

  49. 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.

  50. 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!