Weekend giveaway: Sparkle Stories

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I was tucking my eight-year-old son Jonathan into bed last night when he turned to me suddenly and said, “I wonder what trash company Martin and Sylvia use at their house?”

Seven-year-old Martin and five-year-old Sylvia are the main characters in one of Sparkle Stories most popular storylines. This homeschooled (woot-woot!) brother and sister live, love, eat, learn, argue, and work together–just like most of our little people.

Jonathan’s comment probably clues you into the fact that this duo has, along with other Sparkle Stories characters, become featured players in our home.

I download new Sparkle Stories each week onto my phone, and we often listen to one or two after dinner and before bed. They have added a blissful layer of calm to this hour that for some reason tends toward chaos.

Here’s an overview about this resource that has added so much to our family’s life:

Sparkle Stories produces weekly audio stories for children and families around the world.  Our Subscription Story Series follow the seasons, inspiring a sense of wonder and magic throughout the year.

We offer six original Story Series, plus a seventh Series with classic stories, songs and games, all designed to entertain and inspire the whole family.

Sparkle Stories is a creative collaboration between storyteller David Sewell McCann and his wife Lisabeth.

Sparkle Stories also make a fabulous gift this holiday season–I love it when I can give something that doesn’t add more stuff to someone’s life. Or maybe you can request a Sparkle gift for your own kids from the grandparents for Christmas!

Giveaway:  The Everything Martin & Sylvia Package!  ($102 value)

One Simple Homeschool reader will win an everything Martin & Sylvia Package! It includes:

The family that wins the giveaway will enjoy all of the stories from Sparkle’s most popular series. They’ll get to meet Martin and Sylvia, the enterprising brother and sister that create delightful adventures all throughout the year!  This is 20 hours of delightful audio stories, perfect for ages 3 and up.

How to Win

To be entered for a chance to win, leave a comment on this post telling me what time of day in your home could use a little storytime calm! (If you’re reading this via email, you must click over to the main post to leave a comment!)

For an extra entry, “Like” Sparkle Stories on Facebook. Then leave another comment here letting me know you’ve done so.

Special Offers

You can also check out these three special offers:

1. Download a FREE holiday Martin & Sylvia story–Living Room Nutcracker:

This year, Martin is invited to attend the local production of “The Nutcracker” with Momma.  It’s an exciting first!  But as it’s a long performance, it’s decided that five-year-old Sylvia is too young to join.  And oh is she disappointed!  Martin makes it up to his sister by promising to bring the Nutcracker right back to their own living room — and he does, in a full family performance!

Download this free story here.

2. Try Sparkle–$1 for 1 month

Are you new to Sparkle Stories? David and Lisabeth have created an easy and inexpensive way for families to try a Sparkle subscription.

Find out how to get your first month of stories for just $1!

3. 50% off the Martin & Sylvia Christmas Time Audio Book

Through the end of December you can get this holiday audio book at half off–for only $3!

Head here to purchase.

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. Kelly Hollstrom says:

    Bedtime could use a little help at our house these days!

  2. Kelly Hollstrom says:

    I liked sparkle stories on fb! Thanks for the chance to win, this would be great:)

  3. Jennifer Hoffman says:

    Love the idea of listening to a story as we clean up the dinner dishes!

  4. What a great giveaway!!!!

  5. I just “liked” it on FB!!

  6. I’d love to win this! Thanks for the chance!

  7. My kids would love to listen to these while I’m making dinner.

  8. Oooooh I take it even Brits like me can enter this one? :)
    I am newly home schooling a girl and boy aged 8 and 6 so I’d live to be able to play them stories about children like them!
    We’d play them over breakfast whilst we’re planning our day :)
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  9. Ali Federwitz says:

    There are two times that could use a storytime calm: while I’m prepping lunch and while I’m prepping supper.

    I’ve been wanting to try Sparkle Stories so I’m trying the free story now, thanks!

  10. We will be homeschooling and traveling a lot next year, as we are home in the states for furlough (we’re missionaries). And so I’m thinking car time would be the perfect time for Sparkle Stories!
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  11. We could really use this at bedtime! I didn’t know that there was such a thing as an audio book subscription for kids! That is so cool! I have spent lots of money on iTunes for just this purpose. With a new baby in the house, we love audio books. Thanks for this and, pick me! 😉

  12. I liked Sparkle Stories on FB!

  13. We love audio books! We need them anytime between 6 am and 8 pm.
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  14. My fingers are crossed!

  15. We’d listen to it as a family around the super table.

  16. We love to listen while we ride in the car and at bedtime. Thanks for the chance.
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  17. Stephanie says:

    Afternoons. During a time of rest, just to pause in the middle of the day before the gymnastics/dinnertime/dance/church all starts!

  18. Love love love Sparkle Stories! (At least, the free samples we’ve listened to online.) We are a no-TV house and I could really use something to occupy my kids’ attention while I’m getting dinner ready.

  19. Also, I “liked” their page on FB!

  20. Jessica Brammer says:

    I would have my kids listen to these at dinner making time. Too much energy.

  21. Jessica Brammer says:

    I liked on fb

  22. We could def use his before bed!!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  23. Liked it on fb!

  24. We could use sparkle stories during afternoon rest time and during dinner prep (or any other time of the day for that matter)! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  25. Liked sparkle stories on facebook!

  26. Dinner time and before bedtime always seem in need of some kind of calm. :)

  27. Rest time, definitely. My littles are not as keen on napping anymore, so I could definitely use this to encourage slowing down a bit!
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  28. We love audio books anytime of day, but they are particularly helpful in the afternoon and when we are cruising back and forth around town!
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  29. Christine says:

    My kids have been asking for more stories after listening to the samples on their website. This would make a wonderful Christmas gift!

  30. We’d use them after wild outdoor play sessions to calm down!

  31. Kelly Bennett says:

    I “liked” on FB :)

  32. Kelly Bennett says:

    We could use some calm in the car!

  33. I like sparkle stories on facebook!

  34. We could use them during the craziness of cooking dinner time! Thanks for the chance!

  35. I’d love some peace in the morning while we’re trying to get Dad out the door to his College! It just seems that my boys are unsettled during this ‘routine’ time – this would be a fabulous gift!

  36. EARLY morning time could use some calm at our house. My dd gets up anywhere between 5-7am, and I am not a morning person! She wakes up and listens to podcasts, so one about homeschooled kids would be awesome!

  37. Liked on Facebook! 😀

  38. We could use some calm around 2 pm. That’s when I’m exhausted and rushing, with still so much to be done. Thanks for the chance to win!

  39. Kirsten Glinke says:

    These would be great for my 4 year old who no longer naps.

  40. Liked on Facebook :)

  41. Rebecca M says:

    We always need a little down time in the afternoon and this would be a helpful tool.

  42. Car rides could use something that would captivate our minds and quiet our hearts.

  43. I liked it on facebook.
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  44. this sounds like fun

  45. Before dinner, while I’m cooking, this would be great!

  46. I liked Sparkle Stories on FB.

  47. We need some calm storytime either the hour after lunch or the hour before dinner. Thanks for sharing more about Sparkle Stories!
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  48. Great giveaway! This sounds like a good fit for our afternoon transitions or even in the car when we have to travel a long distance.

  49. As another no TV household, there are so many times we could use this, but mayby I would play it during the dinner clean-up time.

  50. Becky Bartlett says:

    Please please let me win this!! I could use some storytime calm during rest time for my two oldest (4, 3) While the younger two are napping, we could all sit peacefully and enjoy these… it’d give mama a break from entertaining!! :) These sound fabulous!

  51. Becky Bartlett says:

    I liked Sparkle Stories on facebook.

  52. These would be great for my little one to listen to during dinner prep

  53. 4-5:00 is the craziest time in our house

  54. Listening to stories while eating breakfast before school would be wonderful!

  55. Charlotte says:

    I would love Sparkle Stories for my little ones (ages 1 and 3) when we are driving their big sister to and from her almost-daily swimming practice. The worst time of day in our house is called the “witching hour” and always happens when I’m trying to make dinner, so some stories and quiet play would be lovely as well. Thanks!

  56. I also liked them on FB

  57. Would love to try it out! Sign us up. My kids love audiobooks, so we are going to try out the freebie. Thank you.
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  58. During lunch.

  59. Would love to listen to Sparkle stories during out quiet time.
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  60. We love Sparkle Stories, especially in the late afternoon before dinner when my children tend to get a little crazy :)


  61. I liked Sparkle Stories on FB!

  62. Late afternoon…when I need to start working on dinner it’s always nice to listen to audios.

  63. Rachael L. says:

    A more apprpriate question might be, when couldn’t our house use some story time calm:)

  64. Lunchtime or just before bedtime.

  65. Liked on FB (as the sime ons 1990 at yahoo dot com)

  66. Around dinner time preparation, definitely!

  67. Andrea R. says:

    My kids refuse to take naps. This would be so helpful for some quiet time.

  68. Andrea R. says:

    I like them on Facebook.

  69. In the afternoon, it always gets a little crazy after 3pm.

  70. My children would love to enjoy these stories while waiting for Dad to come home in the evenings.

  71. You are such a wealth of great finds! I love these stories! Thank you.

  72. The time when I am trying to cook supper is always crazy… We could use Sparkle Stories during that time! My 4 year old just loves them!
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  73. I like Sparkle Stories on FB!
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  74. Certainly night time is when we need a little story time calm, however we like stories all day long in our house.

  75. I like Sparkle Stories on Facebook!

  76. I just liked Sparkle Stories on Facebook. (I’ve never clicked “Like” on anything before. This is a first!)

  77. I think we’d enjoy these before we start our school day in the morning, while Mama enjoys her last sips of coffee and before the kids get started on their work- they often are a little aimless during that time of day.
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  78. The time of day we could use some down time is after our morning schoolwork. Lunch is hectic because we’re all hungry and tired from hard work all morning. After we get the little ones into bed for afternoon naps, this would be a perfect time to relax before we begin Part 2 of our day!

  79. Mine get a little crazy right before bedtime, these would be perfect!

  80. Liked on Facebook!

  81. Lawana Gray says:

    Definitely before dinner. It gets a little crazy in our house! :)

  82. Lawana Gray says:

    I liked Sparkle Stories on Facebook

  83. Our witching hour is from 5:00-6:00 pm. Folks are tired and hungry, the house needs it’s final pick up, all our animals need to be fed and I need to finish dinner. Whew. I look forward to the first two specials to try this series out. I’ve had it recommended before but have never heard it.

  84. We would love to have this for our 2-3 pm time when Mama is so sleepy ;), or during our dinner prep time. Thanks so much for the opportunity

  85. Sparkle stories would be best for us just before nap time or bed time.

  86. Sparkle stories are great! We have a long drive once a week to our homeschool co-op. We use that time to listen to audiobooks. Sparkle stories would be a great option for that time.

  87. I liked Sparkle Stories on FB. Thanks.

  88. First thing in the morning is when we use stories. It gives me time to get organzied and ready for the day and calm the kids for school work ahead! Would love more stories!

  89. I “liked” Sparkle Stories on Facebook.

  90. We would listen to these right before dinner.
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  91. I know exactly when we’d listen to Sparkle Stories in our home… dinnertime! We often hear a lot of whining during the dinner making process as our girls have trouble waiting for the food to be ready. A Sparkle Story would be just what they need at that time to bring them a sense of calm!

  92. I went ahead and ‘liked’ Sparkle Stories on Facebook. I look forward to seeing their posts!

  93. I think bedtime or afternoon would be best times! I liked facebook page for Sparkle Stories. :)
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  94. I could use Sparkle Stories in the late afternoon when I’m trying to prepare dinner and my kiddos are tired, hungry and we are all waiting for daddy to get home from work. That is always a rough time of day around here.

  95. the hour just before dinner or the hour just before bed….chaos busters needed here :-)

  96. I liked them on Facebook

  97. Erika Russell says:

    We could use a little story calm between 4pm and 5pm on most days! These stories sound like they would do the trick!

  98. between 5 and 6

  99. I like them on fb

  100. Kate Clemens says:

    We could use a little storytime calm right before dinner.

  101. Around 4-5pm. :-)

  102. sparkle stories would make our pre-dinner hour a calm oasis. :) (thanks for the chance!!)
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  103. Amanda Gray says:

    I liked Sparkle Stories on Facebook!

  104. Amanda Gray says:

    I think the time we need the most calm is between 4:30 and 6:30. That seems to be the time in our house when everyone falls apart!

  105. Would love this resource. My family was called for me to quit my job and venture into homeschooling. Quitting my job meant giving up my company car and we decided not to buy a replacement. Needless to say, our sweet kids are in the car for about a hour to a hour and a half every afternoon to pick up Daddy! It is a super sweet and joyful “adventure” every day because everyone is excited to see Daddy but would love a resource for the kids to supplement the long drive;)

  106. My kids love Martin & Sylvia! Our favorite time to listen is in the morning as we’re preparing for school.

  107. I liked Sparkle Stories on Facebook

  108. While cooking in the kitchen, my girls and I love to listen to a good story – so breakfast, lunch, or dinner time,

  109. right before dinner! or maybe when I want to spend the extra time to blow-dry my hair! :)

  110. The afternoon hour when mama wants to rest with the little baby probably:) !

  111. We love to listen to sparkle stories on our long drives. It makes the hours we spend in the car pleasant for all, and a nice tradition of listening is being developed!

  112. Excited to be a follower of sparkle stories on facebook too!

  113. Faye E. Hunt says:

    Sparkle Stories would be most helpful during the witching hour (dinner time!) or certainly right before bed at night. Thanks for the wonderful opportunity!

  114. We would love Sparkle Stories at lunch!
    I hope hope hope we win!!

  115. Christina P. says:

    Sparkle Stories may help calm the chaos that seems to happen while I’m preparing dinner. :) Thanks for the chance to win!

  116. My girls would really enjoy these.
    Thanks for the chance!

  117. Oh boy! I would love these stories to have in the late afternoon before supper. Now that the girls don’t nap anymore, they are so emotional at this time of day! Thanks for the chance to win these!
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  118. I “liked” Sparkle Stories on FB.
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  119. I would love to win this subscription! Settling down for nap time would be a great time to listen to these! Thanks for the chance to win!

  120. Diana Stone says:

    Evening! We can always use a little more calm right after Daddy gets home. :)

  121. Diana Stone says:

    Liked on FB!

  122. I also “liked” their Facebook page!

  123. 4:30 pm is when our witching hour begins!

  124. My 5 year old son loves sparkle stories! They are particularly helpful when my very active 10 month old needs my attention and I am not able to read aloud. They are also great for when he plays in his room and car rides. Thanks!

  125. We love Sparkle Stories, although we’ve never subscribed. My 9 and 7 year olds will listen forever as they draw or paint. Even my 11 year old gets sucked in. They’re so sweet.

  126. We could use a little storytelling calm in the afternoons!

  127. I liked Sparkle Stories on FB!

  128. I like Sparkle Stories on FB.

  129. Right after lunch would be great for us.

  130. Winnie Lam says:

    It will be great before bedtime.

  131. We could use sparkle time story anytime during the day but especislly before bed. It would be helpful in helping calm the kiddies down and ready for bed.

  132. Karen Chaffin says:

    Sparkle time storytime would be great just before bedtime!! :)

  133. Karen Chaffin says:

    I liked Sparkle Stories on Facebook. :)

  134. Margaret Hutchinson says:

    There was one Halloween Sparkle Story that my daughter and I listened to over and over, it was so good! Anytime I need to do food prep would be a perfect time to listen to a sparkle story. We would love to win this but will take advantage of the one month for a dollar is we don’t. Thank you!

  135. This looks great! I could use some storytime help while I’m cooking dinner!

  136. Margaret Hutchinson says:

    I just liked Sparkle Stories on FB :)

  137. We LOVE Sparkle Stories in our house, and use them to calm down before nap, at bedtime, and for something interesting to do in the car. I’d love to win this package to share with a friend; we have them all already, and want to give them to everyone!

  138. Rachel J. says:

    We listen to sparkle stories at bedtime the most. LOVE them to pieces. Some funny quotes from my five year old who is entranced with the Martin and Sylvia series, “Oh Mom, I just wish Martin and Sylvia could be a video!” Laugh, laugh, laugh. She has also asked my husband in all sincerity and with matter of fact curiosity, “Daddy, why aren’t you as nice as Martin and Sylvia’s daddy?” He answered back just as matter of fact, “Because he’s not real.” :)

  139. Rachel J. says:

    I liked SS on FB! :)

  140. I would love to win some Sparkle Stories! Thank you!
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  141. I like SS on FB!
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  142. making-dinner-time, of course!
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  143. i liked sparkle stories on FB!
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  144. Ruthie Wright says:

    dinner time! thanks for the giveaway!

  145. Rebecca B. Hill says:

    I would love to try out Sparkle stories during the dinner rush! Thank you for the offer.

  146. As. Homeschooling mama of 3, I can think of a number of times during the day that could use some calm. Maybe to keep the chatterbox 4-yr-old entertained while I work with her sister on math? Maybe for an afternoon quiet time?Maybe for the dinner-making hour? Martin and Sylvia might become MY new best friends!

  147. These would be great on the days we skip nap, but need some down time.

  148. After lunch is our downtime and listening to audiobooks is one way for the kids to immediately get into the “quiet time” mood!

  149. The time from dinner until bedtime can get long and everyone tends to get very hyper. Audio books seem to be the perfect thing to get everyone involved in a quiet activity, so they can hear the story!

  150. I put the boys in bed a little early and let them listen to something. They love it!

  151. I think my son would love to listen to them during his quiet time. And also on long car trips, which we take a lot of during the holidays!

  152. I like Sparkle Stories on FB!

  153. Rachel H. says:

    Story time calm would be best during the time when I am trying to fix lunch! Maybe I would be able to prepare something a little better than PBJs that way? :-)

  154. Sparkle stories are great to listen to when i am getting coffee going in the morning and dinner going in the evening!

  155. Sarah Sandiford says:

    Crazy time at our house starts around 4-4:30, right before Daddy gets home from work.

  156. We could use a little story time calm mid-afternoon, which is around the time my two young children’s energy levels tank and their crankiness peaks. They could still use naps, but, of course, they fight off sleep with all of their might. This would be the perfect time for some story time calm.

  157. Sarah Sandiford says:

    I have “liked” Sparkle Stories on fb.

  158. I like Sparkle Stories on Facebook.

  159. Angela K. says:

    The 30 minutes before dinner are the craziest minutes of our day. Everyone is hungry, Daddy has just come home, the kids are squirrely and vying for his attention, my patience battery is running low… ‘twould be a perfect time for some story distraction, especially for my 8 year old. I hope we win!

  160. I Liked Sparkle Stories on FB!! 😉

  161. Jennifer Anderson says:

    This would be perfect for around 4:00 at our home:)

  162. Jennifer Anderson says:

    I liked Sparkle Stories on FB!

  163. We need quiet time between baths and bed. I would love to win this because we are starting homeschool after the new year and need all the help we can get.

  164. Right after supper could use a little storytime calm in our house

  165. I like sparkle stories on Facebook

  166. always right after lunch!!!

  167. I have liked Sparkle Stories on Facebook!
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  168. After lunch and before supper would be great times for my kids to enjoy Sparkle Stories :)

  169. The time right after dinner, when the children have brushed their teeth, an are en route to their bedroom, is the most hectic time in our home. For some reason laughter and jest abound in our hallway every evening on that mysterious path, and the children just seem to linger there excitedly, frolicking and tumbling on each other… (instead of winding down :-) )
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  170. Jennifer H says:

    The crazy time for me is after nap and before dinner. That way I could possibly cook in relative peace! :-)

  171. Jennifer H says:

    I liked Sparkle Stories on FB

  172. I have a 6 year old and a 2 year old. Prep time before dinner would be a fantastic time for us to listen to Sparkle Stories. The pre-dinner time can sometimes be a little crazy. I don’t let them watch much TV. Sparkle Stories sounds like it may be just what we need to fill in some of the gaps in the day. Thanks for offering this great giveaway!

  173. I am newly pregnant with my third, and, for the third time, I have hyperemesis. Any time of the day would be a good time for a quiet activity for my 5 and 7 year old boys. :)

  174. I liked Sparkle Stories on FB

  175. I could use a quiet storytime right before the children go to bed. 😀

  176. Pre-dinner time!

  177. I like them on fb too!

  178. Between 5 and 6, the “witching hour”!

  179. First off thank you always for the great info. We are new to homeschooling and every little nugget of info is a blessing! My boys 2 and 5 are always on, and they love love love story time! I would say morning time before breakfast because there is no such thing as sleeping in in this house, or during dinner prep and always bedtime!

  180. I think I would try them during lunch or while I’m preparing lunch. I’ve been curious about them for a while.

  181. I liked them on facebook too. Thanks!

  182. You have given me an interest in the Sparkle Stories. My kids would love listening to them during the afternoon dinner prep time. I hope we win. Thanks.

  183. Sparkle stories would be such a blessing to our home right before Daddy comes home and I am trying to cook and clean. :)

  184. Our craziest time is now right before lunch, strangely enough! Thanks for offering this. :)

  185. Definitely nap time! :)

  186. Right before naptime or bedtime.

  187. We love listening to stories at bedtime! We started that tradition when my second was born, and I needed a bit of a distraction for my older child as I nursed her little brother to sleep. So after I read a couple of books, we’d play a few Barefoot Books podcasts for my daughter to listen to while I settled the baby. Now she loves listening to stories after lights out. We’d love to get to know the Sparle Story gang!
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  188. We could use some daytime calm around 2 or 3, when my daughter gets TIRED and CRANKY (and I’m tempted to, too!).

  189. And I like it on FB!

  190. Yeah, its that afternoon time while making dinner that such enjoyment would be most appreciated!
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  191. I liked sparkle stories on facebook. And I look forward to hearing more from them. I got the free story and think we will enjoy it Monday, for sure.
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  192. For us, with a new baby due to arrive this week, first thing in the morning would be great! We could snuggle up together for a few minutes and listen and enjoy each other. Sounds fantastic- thanks for the chance to experience this!

  193. Bridget Stevens says:

    This would be lovely for the dinner time hour which is rife with arguing and toddler melt downs while I’m trying to cook!!!

  194. Sounds great to use as part of our quiet time in our homeschool!

  195. I have never heard of these before, but would absolutely love to win this for my almost 4 year old little boy! We love to read all throughout the day, but especially before bed when my little guy begs me to read story after story to him. So we would use these a lot before bed! :)

  196. I also liked the page on facebook! :)

  197. The witching hour is around 4 int he afternoon here! Calm moments of listening to a story would be welcome then!

  198. liked on facebook as well

  199. Wow! These stories sound very adventurous, just like we like it here at home. If our family were to win this awesome package, we would read/listen to a story every morning before breakfast (while I’m cooking)! My kiddo’s usually read in the mornings and we could REALLY use some new material to help us get our homeschool day off to a great start!
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  200. We could always use more calm. : ) But truly, bedtime would be best.

  201. dawn finch says:

    this sounds like it would be great before bedtime when things get hectic around here

  202. dawn finch says:

    i liked sparkle stories on facebook

  203. Hello, I liked on FB 😉

  204. I think dinnertime would be spot on.

  205. Michelle S. says:

    We could use these around 7-8pm when my kids get wild!!!

  206. i like sparkle stories on fb

  207. Michelle S. says:

    I “liked” Sparkle Stories on fb…thanks for the chance!

  208. We need a bit of story time around 4:00 or 4:30 when I’m trying to make dinner and everyone is tired and hungry. Oh yes we do!

  209. I just “liked” Sparkle Stories on Facebook. Thank you for this great giveaway.

  210. We have a quiet time after lunch each day and it gives us all a chance to recharge.

  211. Liked on fb

  212. Sounds like a great activity for when I am trying to make dinner!

  213. Jazzmin Vegeler says:

    We read stories midday to calm ourselves before quiet time.

  214. Would love to have a little bit of storytime in the morning, so we can connect as we get our day started!

  215. I like Sparkle Stories on FB!

  216. Isabel Wende says:

    I’d love to win for all my children! Than you!

  217. I have thought about trying this all year, my daughter will really settle into audio stories, and my recently turned two year old, who still needs a nap and quiet time, is having a hard time settling down these days with a busy house (the big boys are 11 and 8…I think if they could listen after lunch I just might be able to keep the much needed nap schedule going :-)

  218. I also liked Sparkle Stories on FB, thanks for a great giveaway opportunity!
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  219. I have been wanting to try Sparkle Stories for a while now, it gets such glowing reviews from everyone that has tried it! Our family is Dutch-French speaking and living in USA so we can really use it to boost our English (and our imagination) :)
    I would use it with my oldest boy while his little brother is sleeping, we both love stories so this would be a great moment to just snuggle up together and listen to the adventures of Martin & Sylvia.

  220. I like Sparkle Stories on FB.

  221. We could use stories during the late afternoon when the excitement of the day has worn off and our creative spirits take a little break!

  222. I have also “liked” Sparkle Stories on facebook!

  223. Right about 3pm seems to be the chaotic hour around here. Maybe a Sparkle story would help calm the household. :)

  224. I like them on Facebook

  225. Michelle Baesler says:

    4 ish when supper is being brewing. Thank you!

  226. I’ve been wanting to check out Sparkle Stories after seeing another recommendation-I would love to win this. Dinner prep time would be a great time to add some quiet story time!
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  227. Nicola Wilson says:

    We need Sparkle Stories when I say “School Time” come to the table. Perhaps a story first might be an incentive? But love the idea of it later in the day too.

  228. Tabatha F. says:

    Bedtime! They all start to go a little crazy when they know it’s time to sleep!

  229. The afternoon is our hot spot. Would love to have a nice quiet story time!

  230. Nicola Wilson says:

    Liked on facebook.

  231. Pamela Frohn says:

    We would love to have these to listen to during quiet time!

  232. Meg Rosson says:

    We live in the middle of nowhere and often make long drives. We are always on the look out for something to listen to on our car journeys at any time of day.

  233. Laura Aiuto says:

    We need some Sparkle Story time while I’m making dinner. It’s crazy time around here!

  234. Laura Aiuto says:

    I like Sparkle Stories on Facebok!

  235. Sonya Sweet says:

    I liked “Sparkle Stories” on Facebook.

  236. Sonya Sweet says:

    I think after dinner would be a great time to read these, or right before bedtime.

  237. We would love these for the pre-dinner witching hour – my girls absolutely adore audio stories.

  238. Just liked SS on FB!

  239. Heather k. M says:

    We could use these stories before dinner time!

  240. Heather k. M says:

    Liked Sparkle Stories on fb.

  241. My son loves to listen to audio books while he plays Legos, any time of day!

  242. When I’m putting my younger son down for a nap (to occupy the older), and of course while making dinner!!!

  243. I now ‘like’ sparkle stories on Facebook (as well as in real life)!

  244. My kiddos love to listen to stories anytime – while building with Legos, while crafting, while riding from here to there in the car. They’re a wonderful tool for developing vocabulary and listening skills. Can’t wait to try these!

  245. I liked Sparkle Stories on fb :)

  246. Afternoon–my 5 year old daughter doesn’t nap anymore, but this momma still needs some quiet time! She loves to listen to audio books, so she would love Sparkle Stories.

  247. my dd sometimes likes alone time during the day, and she loves to listen to stories. i bet she would love sparkle stories!

  248. i like sparkle stories on fb!

  249. Afternoon quiet time would be an excellent time for sparkle stories. Son would be entertained and I can get some peace and quiet and work done!

  250. Like Sparkle stories on FB

  251. Our busiest time is right before bed, I can never get my little ones to wind down. It would be such a blessing to be able to have this ‘calming down’ period before putting them in their rooms,
    I liked sparkle stories on facebook :)

  252. I’m thinking this through and my oldest often needs something to do to occupy him (can’t imagine asking him to occupy himself! :)) while I lay his brother down for a nap. It’s also a good winding down/resting time for him and I think he would enjoy these.
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  253. Pretty much any time of day could use a calm down at our house!
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  254. I “liked” SS on facebook :)
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  255. Stephanie Thorp says:

    We would definitely use the structured quiet time of these stories in the late afternoon early evening when school is done, Daddy isn’t quite home, everyone is a bit tired, and I have to start thinking about dinner…

  256. Stephanie Thorp says:

    I liked Sparkle Stories on facebook.

  257. I know my three youngest would love Sparkle Stories!
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  258. We finally tried out sparkle stories with their free Martin and Sylvia thanksgiving story–my son could not get enough!
    We could really use sparkle stories in the dangerous late afternoon hours right before dinner time!
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  259. Our evenings could use a little calming… love the idea of audio stories, then all four of them don’t have to fight over sitting in my lap to see the pages best!
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  260. Our children have listened to several sample Sparkle Stories over the last year or so and they are smitten with the characters and story lines. We would love to receive this gift subscription for long car rides when the kids really want to watch a video, but I would prefer something a bit milder. Thanks for the opportunity!

  261. Patty Pivirotto says:

    I would love to let these stories play in the car. we have an port that can play the stories from a phone or our laptop. we do not have a dvd in our minivan anymore and although I find it hard to create peace in the car with 4 children 6 and under, I am thinking sparkle audio stories could be the way to keep everyone engaged without watching a show or movie. we also plan on taking some much longer driving trips this summer when they could be a huge help!

  262. I liked Sparkle Stories on Facebook.
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  263. Patty Pivirotto says:

    I just liked it on facebook too! fingers crossed as our kids (ages 6,5,4,1) would love this – and me too!

  264. Only one time a day? How about any time I am preparing a meal, and just before naps and bedtime. :)