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

  2. Oh! I hope I win this one!

  3. 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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  4. My kids would love this. They could listen to stories all day long!

  5. Love this kind of stuff!

  6. How fun!

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

  8. Lindsay Sledge says:

    Great giveaway!

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

  10. i love their name

  11. 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!

  12. Abigail Gunter says:

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

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

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

  16. 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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  17. Sarah Stroll says:

    Oh, my three littlest would love this!!!

  18. 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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  19. What a fun giveaway. Thank you… definitely taking advantage of the audio stories!

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

  21. I would love to win this!

  22. We would love this!

  23. Love this idea! I’ll have to share this one.
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  24. We love audiobooks around here (my son especially), but have never heard of Sparkle Stories. Sign me up!
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  25. 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.

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

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

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

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

  32. Joanna DeWolf says:

    This looks fun!

  33. Thanks for the chance to win!

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

  36. How cool! We’d love this!

  37. looks like fun!

  38. Kristen T. says:

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

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

  40. My kids would love this!

  41. I would like to win!
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  42. wonderful – thank you!!

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

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

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

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

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

  49. Michelle Disney says:

    This is so sweet!

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