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. These would be great for hot summer days!

  2. Thanks!

  3. Sounds perfect for summer travels!

  4. Thanks so much for the giveaway! We’re big audio book fans, and we’ve wanted to listen to these.

  5. Stephanie says:

    My daughter would love this. She has recently discovered audio books.

  6. We are just getting into audiobooks…finally I don’t have to skip lunch to have a read aloud during that time! :-)

  7. I keep reading great things about Sparkle Stories!
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  8. April B says:

    I would love to win this! LOVE Sparkle Stories!

  9. Sounds fantastic!
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  10. Kristen says:

    Would LOVE to win Sparkle Car!

  11. Kristen S says:

    This looks amazing, we are starting homeschooling next year and it might be a great fit for quiet time!

  12. I absolutely love these! We have listened to them before. Thanks for doing this. I hope we win.

  13. Isabel Wende says:

    My daughter would LOVE this! She loves to be told a story!!!

  14. Katja Magus says:

    We loved the first episode of sparkle car and we have lots more driving to do this summer! thanks for the chance!

  15. We’re in the process of moving to Japan next month and I would love to have Sparkle Stories as some entertainment along the way!
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  16. Would LOVE this fabulous prize. Pick me! Pick me!

  17. Got a 12 hour drive in a few weeks!

  18. I would love to try this!

  19. This looks wonderful. We have been listening to Roald Dahl in the car and are looking for something new!

  20. This sounds fun, I would love to try it – especially since we are moving next month and will have an hour drive to visit grandparents.

  21. Pamela R says:

    I’ve been meaning to try these! They would be great for our upcoming road trip. Thanks.

  22. Tracy Shringarpure says:

    My kids love Sparkle Stories! We would love to try the car series…

  23. Angelica Thompson says:

    I am just starting nursing school in Vermont and my daughter will begin kindergarten, but I would love to have these stories for commuting times or when I am needing a few minutes to get organized for homework after she goes to sleep. I am a single mom, do not use visual media as a babysitter, and read alot to my child. I also have a well-stocked supply of Waldorf art materials, and was a Waldorf child myself…yes, these stories would be so wonder-full!

  24. Rachel Thompson says:

    My daughters listen to Sparkle Stories when they go and stay with my mom. I am a single parent, paralegal, and am currently running for a county council seat, and would so appreciate a gift of these stories for my 5 and 7 year olds who love, love, love stories. They go to a charter school, but I grew up ‘Waldorf’, so long for anything that can enhance the imagination and creativity.

  25. Tiffany Evans says:

    I would love this!

  26. I would love to win this. I love sparkle stories!

  27. We love audiobooks and these sound like a treat!

  28. Kerrt Gawalt says:

    We have a Fjord-powered CSA as well as a milking herd of Jerseys. Our 5 year old daughter spends much time in the barn ! Having some audio stories would be so much fun for her, when she gets tired of helping …though she loves to do this and is getting quite skilled! The Jersey girls and horses might enjoy tuning in as well…

  29. Julie Herrington says:

    These sound fun! I’ve never heard of Sparkle Stories before now.

  30. Rachel H. says:

    My almost 4 year old would love this! (Not sure about the toddler and newborn.) We have been listening to Adventures in Odyssey, but it would be nice to mix it up a bit.

  31. Sounds like great fun! Thank you!

  32. Pamela Perkins says:

    What fun ! I am a grandmother and love to read; have just begun to get audio books to supplement my hands-on collection.

  33. I would love to win!
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  34. Hooray! We love Sparkle Stories!

  35. We are spending a LOT of time in the car this summer; this would be a pleasant way to pass the time!

  36. Cant wait to check it out, my kids LOVE audio stories!

  37. Always wanted to try this and I think it would be great for my toddler to start picking up more English (she is fluent in Russian)
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  38. Sounds like something my kiddos would love!

  39. heidi sink says:

    sounds fun for road trips!

  40. Love!!

  41. I would love to win this subscription for my girls. Thanks!
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  42. This new series sounds great!

  43. Thanks for the giveaway; my kids love listening to audio stories.

  44. Thanks Jamie. I am curious about Sparkle Stories. I have heard so many great things about them. Maybe this will be a good way to check them out for myself.

  45. My daughter would love this!

  46. Would love to win this!

  47. I’d love to try these with my daughter at bedtime!
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  48. Yes, please!

  49. I have been wanting to try these. Listened to a friend’s copy of the Martin & Sylvia stories awhile back. They are so sweet!

  50. I have a friend who LOVES sparkle stories! I hope I win for my home schooled boys. :)