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Syndication

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

 

When Martin learns that the children who attend the town school often give 'teacher gifts' on the first day, he suggests that Sylvia and he do the same for their teachers: Momma and Daddy.

 

 

(This story is a "homeschool" companion to our popular 'Back to School' Audio Book - the latest installment from the "Stories for Helping and Healing" series.)

For many many many more stories like this one, visit the Sparkle website:

www.sparklestories.com

 

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Enjoy!

Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_114_-Butterfly_Gifts.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 3:01 PM

 

This week we have a special treat:  the first story in the brand-new Martin & Sylvia: Nature School Audio Book!

 

It's called "What to do on Thursdays?".

 

 

Momma, brother and sister decide they want to dedicate one day a week for outside 'nature' school and they set intentions for how they would like to do that.   By the next day, Martin is enrolled in the Goose-eye Wilderness school and Momma has formed a homeschool nature day with Sylvia's friend Sophia.  Wow, they think - making intentions really works!

 

For many many many more stories like this one, visit the Sparkle website:

www.sparklestories.com

 

Questions?  Ideas?  Requests?

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Enjoy!

Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_113-Nature_School-Thursdays.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 2:16 PM

Today we have a story for back to school. 

 

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

 

Teeny is a little toadlet who is about to go to school for the very first time.  When he realizes that going to Toad School includes leaving some of his friends from the pond, and making new friends on land, he grows nervous.  His mother reassures him that toads are lucky because they can make new friends at Toad School while keeping their old friends from the pond.

 

For many many many more stories like this one, visit the Sparkle website:

www.sparklestories.com

 

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Enjoy!

Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_112-Teeny_the_Toadlet.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 1:40 PM

This week's free story comes from our “So Many Fairies” series.  These stories are all about the magic of the natural world, where you encounter stone gnomes, air pixies, wood elves, fire sprites and other fairy folk.  

 

This story is called “Bardswallow: The Apple Tree Nymph” and it is about a little girl named Lucy and the discoveries she makes in the overgrown backyard of her new home.  

 

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

 

For many many many more stories like this one, visit the Sparkle website:

www.sparklestories.com

 

Questions?  Ideas?  Requests?

Email us!  

info@sparklestories.com

 

 

Enjoy!

Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_111-So_Many_Fairies-Bardswallow.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 1:58 PM

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

 

110 "Woodshed Theater Part Two"

In Part Two of the story, Sylvia can't wait to produce a play in the new Woodshed Theater, but Daddy has to finish it first! While the rest of the family builds, Sylvia imagines and plans the perfect production. With her determination and enthusiasm, she manages to inspire not only her own family, but also the neighbors and some friends in town! In Part Two we wonder:

will the woodshed be complete in time?

 

 

You'll be delighted by the answer.

For many many many more stories like this one, visit the Sparkle website:

www.sparklestories.com

 

Questions?  Ideas?  Requests?

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info@sparklestories.com

 

 

Enjoy!

Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast-110-Woodshed_Theater_pt2.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 2:22 PM

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

This two-part story is about how imagination can transform something as simple as a woodshed

 

into a magical theater.  In Part One of the story, Karl – a woodcutter friend of the family – comes to care for their forest and harvest a few trees for firewood. When Karl and Daddy decide that one of the trees would actually make perfect lumber, he brings his portable sawmill, and brother and sister get to watch a tree become long wide pieces of wood. After Karl leaves, the whole family starts to work on a woodshed, built out of the freshly-cut wood!

 

 

For many many many more stories like this one, visit the Sparkle website:

www.sparklestories.com

 

Questions?  Ideas?  Requests?

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info@sparklestories.com

 

 

Enjoy!

Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_109-Woodshed_Theater-pt1.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 3:00 PM

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

 

Peepski is confused. He doesn’t feel like his best friends who are hen chicks, but he also doesn’t feel like a rooster like his father, either. When he finally admits his feelings to his father, he is surprised (and delighted) in the response.

For many many many more stories like this one, visit the Sparkle website:

www.sparklestories.com

 

Questions?  Ideas?  Requests?

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Enjoy!

Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast-108-Peepski_the_Rooster.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 2:24 PM

 

 

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

 

Martin and Sylvia gauge the seasons less by the calendar, and more by the natural world. The sure sign that summer has begun is that the crayfish appear in the brook along the back of the yard.  The two enjoy a summer day figuring out how to catch these wonderful, watery creatures!

 

For many many many more stories like this one, visit the Sparkle website:

www.sparklestories.com

 

Questions?  Ideas?  Requests?

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info@sparklestories.com

 

 

Enjoy!

 

Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast-107-Catching_Crayfish.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 12:11 AM

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

 

It is Independence Day!  Martin wants to watch the fireworks from the central Green in town rather than from their bedroom windows like in previous years.  But Sylvia is worried about leaving their old dog Billbill, who is terrified of the sound of fireworks. Through cleverness and ingenuity, Martin and Sylvia solve this impasse and have a rather memorable 4th of July.

 

Questions?  Ideas?  Requests?

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info@sparklestories.com

 

 

Enjoy!

Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast-106-Independence_Day.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 12:59 PM

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

 

While Sylvia is nervous about her first ever dance recital,  Martin needs a theme for a scrapbook project.  A solution to their challenges occurs to Martin when Gramma, Nanni and Poppi plan to visit.  He is inspired to record stories about big events from everyone's childhood.

 

This story is Part I of the "Martin and Sylvia Family Tree of Stories” Audiobook. For the complete story, visit www.sparklestories.com

 

Questions?  Ideas?  Requests?

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Enjoy!

Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast-105-Martin_Sylvia-Family_Orchard.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 3:04 PM

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