Weekend Giveaway: Sparkle Stories

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Welcome to another one of our weekend giveaways–and one of my family’s favorite online discoveries, Sparkle Stories.

These audio stories are lovely for quiet times during the heat of a summer day or for road trips and summer travel! They accompanied us during our recent adventure in the United Kingdom–to keep little bodies entertained on airplanes and long car rides.

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 the new Sparkle Car series! 

You’ll get a new Sparkle Car each month – an hour’s worth of audio that features collections of new stories mixed with traveling verses, songs and fun car games.  (a $72 value!)

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 three special offers:

1. Download and listen to this bonus story for Father’s Day:

Martin & Sylvia’s Father’s Day

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 SUNNYSPARKLE to receive your discount!

3. Another free Martin & Sylvia story: First Day of Summer

To learn more about Sparkle, and receive our weekly newsletter, email us at lisabeth@sparklestories.com, and we’ll send you this free summertime story.

This giveaway has 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. Road trip!!

  2. We love Sparkle Stories! We have a subscription for the Martin & Sylvia series and my kids (7.5, 6, and 3) love to listen to them at home or on the road.

  3. Margaret says:

    These sound so cute! We would love to win. :)

  4. we are, unfortunately, in the car a lot! This would be fantastic and help change it up a bit for my boys. Pick me! Pick me!

  5. michele says:

    I bet my kids would love this.

  6. I would love to win this for my girls!! It sounds like something they would really enjoy!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  7. Sparkle Stories is one of those resources that I keep thinking I need to check out. It would be wonderful to finally be able to do it!
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  8. jessamyn says:

    We love Sparkle Stories!

  9. I just read their article in ROTH the other night. Such great encouragement for storytelling. Thanks for offering this wonderful giveaway.
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  10. We have a road trip coming up–these would be great!
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  11. Samantha says:

    My son would love to win this. He has listened to the sample stories and loved them!! Thanks

  12. For a family who all love stories and audio books this would be a wonderful wonder filled prize to win. Please and thank you!

  13. Charmaine says:

    My oldest has listened to the free stories on their website a number of times – we keep meaning to get a subscription! This would be great! Thanks for the chance!

  14. these look fun! and perfect for our little family.
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  15. We’ve been listening to the free stories and loving them. We are considering a subscription so this would be super!

  16. I’ve heard such great things about Sparkle Stories! Thanks for the chance to win!

  17. I’ve never heard of Sparkle Stories and I would LOVE to listen in with my kiddos!

  18. Awesome! We have been wanting to subscribe to these for awhile but haven’t been able to because of a long year of medical issues for me. This would be such a blessing!

  19. Would love to win! Thanks for the chance.
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  20. Kate D. says:

    We love Sparkle Stories! My kids are completely entertained by Martin and Sylvia :)

  21. We love stories, audio and book format. 😀
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  22. KristiM says:

    How fun! My daughter loves listening to stories while we’re driving!

  23. Christine says:

    I’ve been “eyeing” some of the sparkle story subscriptions for some time now – they would be perfect for the inevitable car trips. This giveaway would be great for an upcoming road trip for a little holiday!

  24. We would love to win this! We love listening to stories while we are driving. :)
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  25. oh this is lovely, thank you for offering! would love to win!

  26. desiree says:

    What a fantastic giveaway! My kiddos and I would be VERY happy to win a year of Sparkle Stories :)

  27. melanie says:

    Summer camping and road trips :-)

  28. Kimberly Knapp says:

    Ooo! Pick me! Pick me! :)

  29. Maureen says:

    Thank you for sharing this review…….this looks like an excellent resource especially with a 22 hour road trip with the kids this summer!

  30. Dara Huber says:

    I would love to check this out! Looks so fun!

  31. Sarahkay says:

    In the UK and would love for my kids to have this!

  32. Jennifer Ott says:

    We’d love this; my kids listen to lots of books on audio, and we would really enjoy these!

  33. We love Sparklestories and have done all the free stories – the South African Rand/ Dollar exchange has made me delay with subscribing so I’d love to win this. But will be heading to do the $1 thing right now!

  34. Keep hearing about Sparkle stories. Would love to try thee with my kids especially for a trip coming up. Thank you.

  35. Cristy S. says:

    Love the illustrations! Hoping I win …

  36. Oooo, been wanting to try sparkle stories!

  37. We love audio stories!

  38. Elizabeth Lundy says:

    Would love to win for our road trip later this summer!! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  39. My four year old would love this for our upcoming road trip!

  40. We travel a lot so we would love this!

  41. Jennifer anderson says:

    I would love to try Sparkle Stories!

  42. Sarah C says:

    This would be perfect for my busy little boy (and his mama, who used to listen to books while she drove).

  43. We are new and huge fans of Sparkle Stories!

  44. I have wanted to try these out for a long time. I would love to win!

  45. I’d love to add this to our “bag of tricks”. Thanks for the giveaway!

  46. We are planning an impromptu road trip and I would love the chance to try these out. I have a stack of Jim Weiss CDs ready to go but would love to add this new find to our collection.
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  47. my kids love listening to stores! pick me! (and thanks.)

  48. Jo-anna says:

    I would love to try is out. It seems so much fun.

  49. We do quite a bit of car schooling!!! This would be a fun addition!

  50. Faye E. Hunt says:

    What a fantastic giveaway! Sparkle Stories sound great!