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. We LOVE Sparkle Stories – my kids always ask for a month’s subscription for birthdays/Christmas.

  2. Sounds fun! Would love to give them a try!

  3. Katie G. says:

    Audio stories are this tired momma’s best friend every afternoon! I’m excited to learn more about Sparkle Stories.

  4. We need is. My husband travels more now and this helps make our bedtime routine calmer. Feeling lucky!

  5. Bridget Stevens says:

    yeah, I want to win!!

  6. I would love to win this for my boys!

  7. We LOVE audio stories–these sound really fun–thanks for sharing! :)

  8. Lynette says:

    Sparkle Stories would be perfect at my house this week. I have a 5 yr old with a broken leg. We’re going to check these stories out right now!

  9. Violet Westergaard says:

    My children love their Sparkle stories! They request the same breakfast as Martin and Sylvia and mention them in their own play.
    We would love to try their car stories, too!

  10. We would love to win! I was just looking for some audio stories for an upcoming road trip.
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  11. Fingers crossed! My girls and I would LOVE this!

  12. We would love to win this!

  13. Mary-Sue says:

    Oh wow. I can’t believe I haven’t really “discovered” Sparkle Stories yet! It’s time! It’s time! It’s time!!! thanks!

  14. T. Beard says:

    Thank you for the giveaway. We would enjoy giving Sparkle Stories a try!

  15. We LOVE Sparkle stories. My 3 yr old daughter always ask for Martin and Sylvia when we get in the car. Thank you for giving us quality entertainment!

  16. This looks wonderful! Thank you!

  17. Sounds great – thanks for letting us know about them!

  18. Sounds awesome!

  19. This sounds like fun!

  20. Thank-you! We love listening to stories around the house or in the car!

  21. Hurrah! Sparkle Stories!!

  22. Thank you for offering this. I would love to be entered to win :)

  23. I’ve been wanting to try these.

  24. thanks for letting us know about this resource!

  25. Sarah Leoni says:

    Yeah Sparkle Stories!!

  26. Tammy Eldridge MacIsaac says:

    Would love to win this for my son!

  27. How fun! Thanks for a chance to win!

  28. Kristen says:

    We’ve just started listening to Sparkle Stories and really love them!

  29. My girls love Sparkle Stories! Thanks for the chance to win!

  30. Heather Y. says:

    I keep hearing about Sparkle Stories on various blogs and would love to try them out, especially with an upcoming road trip in the next couple of weeks.

  31. This sounds like something my kids will enjoy!

  32. My kids would love this.

  33. Love this! Thank you!

  34. Jocelyn says:

    I have been eyeballing sparkle stories for a while now, hope we win!

  35. Love these stories!
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  36. I’ve heard good things about these. We’d love to win. Thanks.

  37. I would love to win the Sparkle Stories. My 9 yo son is dyslexic. We love listening to audio stories. We driveover an hour once a week for therapy, and these would be perfect for that trip.

  38. i’ve had my eye on these stories so thanks for the opportunity to hear one for free and subscribe for $1 – looking forward to listening with our little one!

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  40. julie rogers says:

    I’ve been wanting to try out sparkle stories – this would be a nice jumpstart. Thanks for such a great blog, Jamie.

  41. We would love to try Sparkle Stories!

  42. Sounds great! I would love to try it out!

  43. We just listened to the fathers day story and enjoyed it quite a bit.

  44. Melissa D says:

    We would luuuurrrrve this!!!
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  45. Theresa says:

    My kids would loe these stories!

  46. We would love to win a subscription. thanks!

  47. Kate Berry says:

    Sounds like a ton of fun. I would love to try them out.

  48. Would LOVE to win this-my kids adore Martin & Sylvia!

  49. I have never heard od Sparkle Stories but would love to win the giveaway. My girls love good stories. Thanks!

  50. nopinkhere says:

    I need to try this next time I’m tempted to turn on the TV. Cool!