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This story is probably one of our most sleepy – about a young bald eagle named Luke Alden who has lots and lots of ideas.  All day long he thinks of ideas and then one evening those ideas get in the way of falling asleep.  Luckily his mother has an idea herself about how Luke Alden can let go of those ideas and feel his sleepy body.  This is just the thing, because it doesn’t take long for Luke Alden to fall deeply and peacefully asleep.

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

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Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_87-Sleepytime-Luke_Eagle.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 12:53 PM

It is a few days before their big trip to California, and Daddy has some errands to run.  Brother and sister reluctantly come, but hope the trip will be short and quick.  When Daddy proposes they take a new route, they all enjoy the magic that can happen when taking short ways, long ways, right ways and wrong ways.

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

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Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_86-Martin_and_Sylvia_Travel.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 6:39 PM

Brother and sister are getting Valentine-making fatigue.  They would like some inspiration.  When Daddy says it is too snowy to go into town, they propose playing the story game where everyone tells a little bit of a story together.  Daddy agrees, and the whole family manages to tell a story that is about Valentines, Medieval times and yes, Dalmatians. 

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Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_85-Dalmatian_Valentine.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 4:23 PM

When we think of Valentines Day, we often think of Cupid - the magical little cherub shooting arrows of love to unsuspecting youths.  But did you know he had a little brother named Eris?  Like most brothers, Cupid and Eris has some things and common and some things that are very different.  Well, this story is about how one of those differences changed the course of 'love' forever. 

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

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Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_84-Cupids_Brother.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 7:06 PM

On her first slow walk out to the end of a red mangrove branch, Shakira, the pygmy sloth experienced something sudden:  the branch broke off.  She and the branch fell down to the ground, and though she was fine - no breaks or bruises - she was still rather shaken up.  Luckily her mother had fallen many times and knew what to do - she would 'unshake' her - or help her body let go of the accident.
 
This story can be useful for when your child (or anyone really) needs support after an accident.  In fact, the story was written for some dear friends who had just gotten into a car accident, and though they escaped with only bruises, both children were pretty rattled.  The story gives a body-based exercise that anyone can use.  We hope you can add this story to our growing list of 'first aid kit' stories to have ready in your back pocket

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

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Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_Bonus-Unshaking_Shakira.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 5:12 PM


Each year, the Junkyard animals celebrate their love and appreciation for each other with a Valentines Gift Exchange.  Everyone draws one name from a hat — to learn who will receive their gift.  When Ben Thompson, curious cat, picks the name of Georgia Bean, the kindly rat, he panics.  Georgia Bean is like a mother to all the animals!  There’s no one better at being kind, caring and generous.  What could he possibly give her?

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_83-Junkyard_Valentines.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 4:58 PM

This story is in honor of Martin Luther King Jr and his work to bring equal rights to all people.  And what does it mean to have equal rights? 

“The Rights of the Lefts” is about a kingdom long ago and far away where the right-handed people were in charge: they ate the best food and enjoyed the best jobs and lived in the best houses.  The left-handed people, however did not enjoy any of those comforts.  No, they lived in the fields and ate while they worked and slept on the ground.  But this was how things were, this was how life had been for years and years and though there were some that didn’t agree with this, no one spoke up against the king and queen who ruled them.

And then something remarkable happened.  The king and queen had twins and only one of them was right handed.  The other was left handed - and now, they were faced with an important decision.  And what happens next is not what you would expect.

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

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Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_82-Rights_of_the_Lefts.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 6:35 PM

This is a story about snow and the miracle that comes when you make something out of snow.  The fairies love such creations, and they invest heavily in each and every one. This is a story about a boy named Jack and what happens when he positions a carrot in just the right way in the middle of his snowman’s face. 

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Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_81-Jack_and_the_Snowman.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 11:08 PM

When Martin and Sylvia play “explorers”, they don their special hats and venture happily into the back yard or surrounding forest with their eyes and ears ready to discover something new.   But their sense of adventure is put to the test when they are told they need to spend a whole day in Momma’s office.  “Explorers always find something exciting everywhere they go,” says Daddy.  But brother and sister are not so sure.  Could they really be explorers – everywhere?

This story was originally shared in 2014.

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

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Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_80-Martin_Sylvia-Explorers.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 9:06 PM

A boy named Sempronius Elija Boyd can actually smell gold, and as he grows, he uses this skill to become very rich.  But in his quest for riches, he loses the delight he feels in his senses and in the search. Years later he meets a young girl who helps him remember the delight gold once gave him.

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

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Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_79-Golden_Boy.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 1:00 PM