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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!

Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we share a Free Story from one of our Original Story Series!

For many many many more stories like this one, visit the Sparkle website:
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Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_76-Living_Room_Nutcracker.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 4:31 PM

How do you begin to talk to your children about race and justice? 

What words can you use to help young ones understand the conflict, and the possible solutions to these big challenges? 

David shares storytelling tips from his "Tranformational Storytelling" workshop.

This Episode is for Parents ears, as we want to share the secrets behind our own storytelling process, and offer tools to make parenting easier. 

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Direct download: Bonus.Parent.Podcast.1.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 5:00 PM

An old cooper, or barrel maker, is given a large order for special barrels to be made before Christmas. The barrels are for a wine maker who wants them to be made with “winter white oak” wood. Ordinarily this would not be a problem, but the rareness of the wood, coupled with a sudden and severe snow storm, forces the cooper to make a difficult choice: use his wood for barrels or burn his wood to keep himself warm. Luckily, a quiet oak elf steps in to help, introducing the cooper to someone who can help.

Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we share a Free Story from one of our Original Story Series!

For many many many more stories like this one, visit the Sparkle website:
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Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_75-Winter_Oak_copy.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 6:47 PM

It's the end of autumn, and Sylvia can't wait to go to the annual "Longest Night" Bonfire -- it's a magical celebration that the whole family enjoys.  On the day of the gathering, she must muster as must patience as possible.  To keep herself busy, she bundles herself up and takes herself on a walk through her yard to check on her various fairy houses.  And oh what quiet fairy magic awaits her there! 

Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we share a Free Story from one of our Original Story Series!

For many many many more stories like this one, visit the Sparkle website:
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Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_75-Martin_Sylvia-Discovery.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 8:03 PM

For as long as either Martin or Sylvia can remember, they have gone to their Grandparents' home to celebrate Thanksgiving.

But this year, their parents have decided to host the event at home. And not only is the traditional location changing, but Momma and Daddy have proposed to cook a Thanksgiving meal with only local ingredients – which means that everything they eat will come from their own garden or from farms nearby!

Martin and Sylvia wonder: what in the world will they eat?

Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we share a Free Story from one of our Original Story Series!

For many many many more stories like this one, visit the Sparkle website:
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Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_74-Home_Grown_Thanksgiving.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 9:07 PM

It is time for the annual Junkyard Feast.  In this autumn celebration, the Junkyard animals cook special dishes in gratitude for all they have given each other throughout the year.  All of the Junkyard animals enjoy this feast, but one: Sergeant.  He is always away for this special event, celebrating “Thanksgiving” with the Junkyard Warden and his family.  When Ben, clever cat, learns this, he insists they do something special for the steadfast watchdog who keeps the Junkyard safe - all year long.

This story was originally shared in 2013.

Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we'll be sharing a Free Story from one of our Original Story Series!

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Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_73-Junkyard_Thanksgiving.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 7:08 PM

Between all the decorating, baking, crafting and celebrating, this year's holiday season has been a very busy one for Martin and Sylvia.  When they are suddenly faced with a day with no plans, however, brother and sister don't know what to do with themselves.    "Look for the delight," suggests Momma, and as soon as they do, the magic begins.

Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we share a Free Story from one of our Original Story Series!

For many many many more stories like this one, visit the Sparkle website:
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Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_72-Holiday_Delight.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 5:19 PM

Fairies, much like people, need to get to know each other – so they can work together to meet the every-day challenges of the natural world, such as storms, temperature changes and changes brought by people.   And how do they become acquainted?  Through feasting!   So when there’s a sudden change in the backyard of twin brothers Russell and Randolph – the stonewall gnomes, brook nymphs and oak tree elves must assemble a “feast” – a special and very potent fairy gathering.

Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we share a Free Story from one of our Original Story Series!

For many many many more stories like this one, visit the Sparkle website:
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Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_71-Fairy_Feast.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 7:54 PM

The people of Solvei's village have a yearly festival that marks the end of the growing season and the beginning of the dark time.  In this joyful celebration, the villagers dress as dragons that represent the things they fear.  Solvei is too young to attend, but is so excited that she sneaks a peek on the night of the festival --  and comes home with many different fears from the "dragons" that she saw there.  Her mother explains that she has taken on 'someone else's dragon' and then helps her daughter give the fears back so she can fall peacefully asleep.

Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we share a Free Story from one of our Original Story Series!

For many many many more stories like this one, visit the Sparkle website:
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Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast-Bonus_Halloween-Dragons.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 11:00 AM

The days are getting shorter, and the dark comes earlier.  Martin is feeling nervous.  He can't see as well at night, and he worries about shadows and things he can't see.  All of it makes it difficult for him to go to sleep at night.  Momma encourages him to use his other senses, and guides him through a hearing, smelling and feeling exercise that not only reassures him, but relaxes him enough to fall deeply asleep. 

It's a story to support children with fear of the dark.

Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we share a Free Story from one of our Original Story Series!

For many many many more stories like this one, visit the Sparkle website:
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Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_70-Martin_Sylvia-Dark.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 5:23 PM

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