Weekend Giveaway: Sparkle Stories

This giveaway has ended and the winners have been contacted via email. Thanks!

Today you’re in for a treat: an introduction to 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 resource for high-quality audio stories for children and families. Each week Sparkle Stories delivers delightful audio stories to subscribers around the world.

We offer three original Story Series, plus a fourth Series with classic stories, songs and games, all designed to entertain and inspire the whole family. (Jamie’s note: One of the storylines, Martin & Sylvia, features 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 3-month subscription to the full Sparkle Story series–that includes all four stories.

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 an incredible discount to all Simple Homeschool readers: Try a full month of audio stories (a $17 value) for just $1! Simply sign up here with the code AF0D  (That’s “A F zero D”).

This giveaway has ended and the winners have been contacted via email. Thanks!

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. Sounds fun!

  2. Oh, we have been listening to the sample stories and loving them for some months now. My little one is just now getting interested in sitting still for a story without pictures. This would be great to have in the coming winter months. Thanks for the opportunity to win them!

  3. Sounds cool. Would love to win.

  4. This is exactly the kind of thing we love – anything to spark the imagination!

  5. We’d love to try this!

  6. this sounds great! thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Yes please! We would love this.

  8. I have seen this before from Soulemama and thought it looked like SUCH a neat idea for a future subscription for home-schooling. We would love to try it out.

    Sarah M
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  9. Dara Huber says:

    My kids LOVE stories!! What fun!

  10. heidi sink says:

    This looks fun to try

  11. Nancy Mosley says:

    Listening to audio stories is a daily routine in our home. We purchase them for long car rides to visit family and so the children love to spend time listening to them each day. I’m sure they have all the Narnia books memorized by now. :-) We’d love something new. Thanks for the giveaway and introducing me to this website.

  12. Oh wow! I actually suggested it to my dad as a gift idea, but he went with something else (my daughter will be thrilled, I am less so ;)!!) I would love to have this for my kids as they love to listen to stories when they are playing in their room or at bedtime.

  13. Kim Harrell says:

    These sound wonderful! Would love to try them, thanks for the opportunity. Merry Christmas!

  14. Great giveaway! My kids would really enjoy this.
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  15. That sounds like just the break I need from reading aloud . . . .

  16. My daughter loves audio stories and always has something playing at bedtime so she can fall asleep. She will love hearing something brand new, we’ll definately check out the 1 month deal.

  17. We are big on stories in our house!

  18. We recently learned about Sparkle Stories from a friend. We’ve enjoyed the story pack we downloaded and would love to try the full subscription.

  19. Great giveaway. Would love to win.

  20. We love audio stories, pick us!

  21. noblinfamily says:

    Looks like something my kids would love!

  22. Tiffany H. says:

    My eight-year old son loves audiobooks and listens to them most of the day. These sound wonderful. Thanks for introducing them to us.

  23. Audio stories have been our biggest secret to traveling well with a house full of little children. What a neat resource!

  24. We do a lot of reading at our house and Sparkle Stories would be a great solution for when mama’s voice wears out :) We’ve listened to the sample stories and they are wonderful!

  25. Fun to try!
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  26. I would love to win the whole subscription, but even if not, I feel like I won a bit with that coupon code! Thanks!

  27. What a great giveaway! We look forward to trying out Sparkle Stories either way!

  28. Thanks for the opportunity! My 5-yr-old loves audiobooks and is always hungry for new stories.

  29. My friend just referred me to these, and we listened to the sample ones online. My children love them! We would be so happy to win! Thank you for doing this!

  30. Pretty cool! We’ve never tried these!

  31. We love to listen to audio stories at our home. This sounds fun!

  32. I love the idea behind Sparkle Stories. Off to download.

  33. We love to win this giveaway! My kids would love these stories.
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  34. We are hope, hope, hoping for this one! We would love to have more Sparkle Stories at this house!!

  35. Norma Morgan says:

    Willow is 6 and I think she would really enjoy these!

  36. These sound like so much fun! I am learning to appreciate audio-only content more and more (I am so visually-oriented). My kids love it!

  37. We would LOVE this gift! My little girl just loves these stories…
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  38. We love online stories!

  39. These would be wonderful for my boys!

  40. Oh, that is lovely! My girls would love it so much. They love audio stories!

  41. I have checked out the Sparkle Stories web site before and think it looks wonderful. I’d love to give it a try! Thanks!

  42. What a sweet idea! Thanks for the opportunity – and the discount in case I don’t win! :-)

  43. My kids would LOVE this, and I would love entertainment that would allow us to do other things simultaneously…draw, knit, color…this sounds FABULOUS for the dark winter months. I hope I win! :-)

  44. Justi Thomas says:

    This would be wonderful as we help train our son to sit still and listen and as a great alternative background to music.

  45. My daughter would love this!
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  46. Those sound great. I will definitely check them out.

  47. this is to cute would love to win looks fun to try to!
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  48. My 6 year old loves to listen to stories and these stories sound wonderful. Would love to win a a special little extra stocking stuffer!

  49. Sounds fun!

  50. Wow! Thanks!

  51. How fun!! This would make a great gift also!!

  52. Oh! I hope I win this one!

  53. I’ve never heard of sparkle stories before, but it seems like it might be a good thing for our homeschool curriculum next year…or a great summer activity in this hot Florida heat:)
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  54. My kids would love this. They could listen to stories all day long!

  55. Love this kind of stuff!

  56. How fun!

  57. Awesome! I’ve been thinking about doing this as a Christmas gift.

  58. Lindsay Sledge says:

    Great giveaway!

  59. what a fun giveaway! thanks for sharing the special audio offer as well.

  60. i love their name

  61. This sounds like an awesome resource! I grew up listening to dramatized American history on cassette tapes and there really is nothing like listening and letting your imagination fill everything else in!

  62. Abigail Gunter says:

    My kids love to read and listen to stories! This would be awesome!

  63. Oooooooo we would love this. Thank you!
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  64. Neat! I’ve never heard of this, but it sounds right up our alley!

  65. How great! Can’t wait to check it out :)

  66. We just tried the sparkle stories for a trial month and oh. my. goodness! My kids (age 5 and 2.5) are absolutely enthralled. We would love to have this giveaway as we are sparkle believers!! :)
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  67. Sarah Stroll says:

    Oh, my three littlest would love this!!!

  68. This is a such an interesting way to share audio stories. I listened to one of the samples. Thanks for this kind opportunity!
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  69. What a fun giveaway. Thank you… definitely taking advantage of the audio stories!

  70. An awesome gift indeed! Would love this for my boys.

  71. I would love to win this!

  72. We would love this!

  73. Love this idea! I’ll have to share this one.
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  74. We love audiobooks around here (my son especially), but have never heard of Sparkle Stories. Sign me up!
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  75. This would be awesome for my 3 yr. old daughter. We just recently made a life change of no TV in the home. She is in love with books on tape and this would be a great addition. I really hope we win.

  76. My girls love to listen to stories, this sounds perfect!
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  77. That looks so great, we would love to try it!

  78. My kids love listening to audio stories. This sounds great!

  79. Wow, what a neat idea! Would love to try this out.

  80. Please count me in!!
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  81. I love getting my kid off the TV and listening to audio stories. Would love to try these!

  82. Joanna DeWolf says:

    This looks fun!

  83. Thanks for the chance to win!

  84. What a great way to encourage imagination!
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  85. sounds great, I’d love to give it a try :)

  86. How cool! We’d love this!

  87. looks like fun!

  88. Kristen T. says:

    I *love* this giveaway! What a great idea!

  89. This would be an amazing Christmas gift for some little girl I know. I hope I win, I hope I win…

  90. My kids would love this!

  91. I would like to win!
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  92. wonderful – thank you!!

  93. These are wonderful! My boys would love these stories!

  94. This sounds great! Thanks for the tip and the chance to win!
    Blessings to you, Jamie!

  95. My 4 year old daughter would LOVE this prize!!

  96. i have been wanting to get these for my girls – thanks for the chance to win them!

  97. what fun! my boys would love this!
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  98. I hope I win this one. I just found Sparkle stories the other day and am considering a subscription for my kids.

  99. Michelle Disney says:

    This is so sweet!

  100. Never heard of these before. They sound great.

  101. Sounds great! Thanks.

  102. Fun! We’d love this!

  103. Wow!!! I would love to have this for my daughter! What a blessing!
    Maria (in Florida) :-)

  104. I hope to be the 1 out of a 100 to win and try these sparkle stories.

  105. Sound like a great activity for us. I would love a chance to win!

  106. We would love this! My girls are bibliophiles and we sometimes get stuch in DC traffic.

  107. We’d love this at our house!

  108. Susanna Joy says:

    I would love this! :)

  109. This sounds amazing!!! Would love to win!!

  110. Emily Marshall says:

    These books look amazing! Thanks for your awesome website–all the articles and advice and expertise really helps me so much with my homeschooling! I am so greatful I found this site!! Thank you, thank you for all you do!

  111. This would be great to win!