Weekend giveaway: $100 holiday package from Sparkle Stories

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Welcome to this weekend’s giveaway–sponsored by one of our family’s favorite homeschooling resources, Sparkle Stories!

About Sparkle:

Sparkle Stories produces original audio stories for children. Our stories are simple, delightful and filled with a sense of wonder. They inspire children to play, to marvel, to laugh, to be kind.

We have nine original Story Series – all of which follow the seasons of the year.

This year we also have a brand new holiday goodie to share with you, the Martin & Sylvia advent calendar:

Each day of December, the advent calendar offers a new story — in which this homeschooled brother and sister pair take a small adventure and make a delightful discovery.

This Audio Book includes one long introductory story, followed by 24 daily audio stories, to be enjoyed December 1st through the 25th–that’s five hours of holiday audio!



Giveaway: The Martin & Sylvia Holiday Story Gift Package

One Simple Homeschool reader will win the following:

:: the Martin & Sylvia Around the Year package (5 seasonal audio books)
:: the Martin & Sylvia Audio Advent Calendar
:: a one year subscription to any of the Martin & Sylvia Series

The winning family can keep these to enjoy or give them as gifts for the holidays!

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How to Win

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To be entered for a chance to win, leave a comment on this post, answering this question: How old are your children and what part of your day during the holidays could use a little story time magic?

(If you’re reading this via email or reader, you must click over to the blog to leave your comment.)

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

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Special Offers

* Get the Martin & Sylvia Christmastime Audio Book for 50% off (That’s just $3!). Head here for details. Offer good through December 31st.

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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. Kristin thomas says:

    My kiddos are 10, 9, 6, 4. We could use a little story magic when I am making dinner. Sometimes things can get a little crazy around the house during that time.

  2. Trish Grier says:

    My children are 7, 6 and 3.5, and late afternoons is the time we could use some Sparkle magic! It’s when we are all getting tired, I’m still busy getting meals and baths etc, and I’m itching to put the TV on! Sparkle Stories would bring us all some much needed peace!

  3. Trish Grier says:

    Oh, and I already like both pages on Facebook!

  4. Sarah walker says:

    My kids are 6,3,1 and -8mo. We love listening to sparkle stories on long car rides or before naps to wind down!

  5. My children are 3 1/2 and 3 months. We love listening to Sparkle Stories on long car trips (just returned from Thanksgiving and they saved the day!). I’d love to have more to listen to during the late afternoon as we move towards dinner, and for the car.

  6. My children are 3 1/2 and 5 1/2. My son (5 1/2) informed me last week that he doesn’t want to take a break from homeschool during the holidays because he loves it too much! Hurray!! But, I have been trying to think of something a bit different to do just to change it up a bit during holiday time and I think Sparkle Stories would be perfect. We are finishing up our homemade Advent calendar (with daily activities that promote giving and loving one another) so Sparkle Stories would be a wonderful addition to our observation of each day of Advent.

  7. I liked both on FB

  8. We love story time before dinnertime! Thanks for a fun giveaway!

  9. katja magus says:

    We have three boys, ten, eight and six and we have loved sparkle stories since the beginning!

  10. I have a 5 year old, and a 10 month old. My older one needs a little magic when I am putting little brother down for a nap and he is on his own for a while. Thank you!

  11. I like Sparkle Stories on FB :)

  12. I like Simple Homeschool on FB :)

  13. My kids are 7,5,2, and 1 and we love listening to the sparkle stories podcast during quiet time or during lunch. I also like both simple homeschool and sparkle stories on Facebook.

  14. brenda kiss says:

    These look like great stories, we are just learning about them. Thanks

  15. My boys are 19 months old and 2 1/2 years old. They love stories of all kinds and we could use some new ones for right after lunch when Mama’s energy level (but not the boys’) is waning. Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. My children are 1 and 3. We\’d love some story time magic after dinner, when everyone is tired.

  17. My son is 2 and we could use a story after his nap. It is one of the few things that helps him get over being cranky when he wakes up.

  18. I already Like both pages on Facebook.

  19. Thanks so much for the opportunity. I have a almost six year old girl and a four year old boy. We love the Sparkle Stories while I am cooking dinner!

  20. I also (already) like you both on fb! :)

  21. My kids are 7, 5, 3 and 1. We loved hearing the Thanksgiving stories right after lunch, to start off our afternoon rest time. The kids really enjoyed them!

  22. I like Simple Homeschool in FB!

  23. I like Sparkle Stories on FB!

  24. My kids at 7, 5 and 2. We would love to share a few sparkle stories!

  25. I have liked both on facebook as well.

  26. My kids are 4 and 2. We love sparkle stories in the car and during room time!

  27. Liked sparkle stories on facebook

  28. Liked simple homeschool on facebook

  29. We love Sparkle stories! My children are 4 and 5 (and I also liked Sparkle and Simple on Facebook! )

  30. My children are 4 and 6. We can always use some storytime magic before dinner when everyone is hungry and getting a bit tired, and at bedtime to wind down and prepare for the next day.

  31. we’ve “liked” Sparkle Stories and Simple Homeschool on facebook :)

  32. We listen to sparkle stories every night at bed time and also to help sick little bodies rest when unwell. 3 kidlets aged 8months, 4 and 6 years.

  33. 10 & almost 5. We could use some magic in the late afternoon/early evening!

  34. Already love both on Facebook!

  35. My children are 15, 13, 8, 5, and 3. We could definitely use more sparkle at bedtime! :)

  36. I also like Sparkle Stories and Simple Homeschool on FB. Thanks for a great blog and a wonderful giveaway!

  37. My girls are 3 and almost 3 months. Would love these for late afternoon

  38. Jennifer Gray says:

    My guys are 3, 6 and 8 years old; and we could use a nice story break time around during the dinner prep time.

  39. Jennifer Gray says:

    I liked Sparkle Stories and Simple Homeschool on FB.

  40. Kids are 5 and 1. We like stories in the afternoon, especially on rainy days.

  41. My children are ages 6, 4, 2, & 1 and my older girls could use some sparkle stories during the after naptime/before dinner time lull.

  42. My kids are 2.4.7 and 10 and when they are in the car or going to sleep they love to listen to stories!

  43. I liked Sparkle Stories on FB

  44. I like Simple Homeschool on FB

  45. I have 2 kids that are 5 and 7 we could use a little sparkle while I am getting ready for dinner now that winter is here.

  46. My boys are 8, 6, and 2 and I would love to sit them down in the kitchen to listen to sparkle stories while I’m making dinner. We would also enjoy them in the car! I have liked both Facebook pages!

  47. Kristen Hayden says:

    I had already liked both pages on fb!

  48. Natalie Anthony says:

    Our children are 2, 3, and 5 years old. I feel like the hours after nap time between 4-7pm could use a little Christmas cheer/sparkle.

  49. I have an 8 yr old, 6 yr old and 3 yr old. We could use stories in the car, for quiet time and for bedtime stories.

  50. My kids are 7, 5 and 2 and we could use some story magic early in the mornings (when I’d like to snooze a bit more) and late in the afternoon, once the sun has gone down, but we aren’t quite ready for dinner!