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This 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 he 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 wood that has just been cut!

This story is a replay of one we shared in 2013.

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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Enjoy!

Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_55-Woodshed_Theater_pt1.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 12:00 PM

This story is about the value and benefit of finishing something that you have started.  In this story, the magical Willow Tree take Clancy and his younger brother Ty to “the Camino” in the mountains of Northern Spain.  They meet a rabbit, a mountain goat and a black bear who are on a long journey to the sea.  These animal friends have traveled a long way, and each has a special trick they use to stay on the path and not give up.

This story is a replay of one we shared in 2013.

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:
www.sparklestories.com

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Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_54-Staying_the_Path.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 11:20 AM

In this story, Ben Thompson, a cat who is new to the Junkyard, meets a porcupine named Zippy – who is anything but fast.  Zippy brings Ben to a special event that happens once a week at the Junkyard – All Clear Day – when all of the Junkyard workers stay home and the animals get to enjoy the grounds — all by themselves!

This Podcast is a replay of one we shared in 2013.

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:
www.sparklestories.com

Questions?  Ideas?  Requests?
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Enjoy!

Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_53-All_Clear.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 12:01 PM

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.

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:
www.sparklestories.com

Questions?  Ideas?  Requests?
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Enjoy!

Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_52-Independence_Day.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 5:50 PM

This week's free story is from the "Martin & Sylvia" Audio story Series.

It's called Summer Magic".

Summer is filled with such excitement!  There is so much fun to be had on the long, sunny days.  When Martin and Sylvia's Uncle Phil comes for a visit, the children are particularly excited - as they love his magical stories and games.  But oh, how hard it is to go to bed at the end of a wonderful summer day!  It takes a special gift -- one that only summer offers -- to help Martin and Sylvia settle down for a summer's sleep.

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:
www.sparklestories.com

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Enjoy!

Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_51-Martin_Sylvia-Summer_Magic.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 2:53 PM


In this story, 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.

This story comes from our Sparkle Sleepytime series, stories designed to help children relax and gently ease into nap or bedtime. 

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_50-Peepski_the_Rooster_copy.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 11:24 AM

Martin joins Daddy for a day of work.  From yard to field to downtown studio, Martin studies his father, and wonders — why does he do things just this way?  Martin’s understanding of Daddy’s work transforms from frustration to pride when he finally “sees” what Daddy is up to. 

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_49-Martin_and_Sylvia-Fathers_Day_copy.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 12:00 PM

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!


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:
www.sparklestories.com

Questions?  Ideas?  Requests?
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Enjoy!

Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_48-Catching_Crayfish_copy.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 5:07 PM

Martin and Sylvia's mother has to be away for a few days, and the children will stay with Daddy.  And oh, how Daddy makes the time uniquely fun!

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:
www.sparklestories.com

Questions?  Ideas?  Requests?
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Enjoy!

Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_47-Daddycation.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 2:37 PM

It's Memorial Day in Martin and Sylvia's town, and the family goes to the annual town parade.  As the family claps and cheers for the service men and women, Martin and Sylvia study their beautiful uniforms.  Later they wonder: if they were to have an explorer's uniform, what would it look like?  This prompts all sorts of creative fun, that your family can join too!

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:
www.sparklestories.com

Questions?  Ideas?  Requests?
Email us!
info@sparklestories.com

Enjoy!

Direct download: Sparkle_Podcast_46-Martin_Sylvia-Proper_Uniform.mp3
Category:Kids & Family -- posted at: 4:38 PM