Sparkle Stories Giveaway!

I thought it would be really fun this holiday season to showcase some other wonderful mama-run businesses that I think you would love to get to know.  This week I'm bringing you a giveaway from Sparkle Stories - original audio stories for children!

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We listened to our first Sparkle Stories this autumn on the glowing recommendation of a friend. We fell in love at first listen!  These stories are so sweet, so in tune with the genuine magic of everyday life in childhood, and so wonderfully told.  When we listened to our first Martin and Sylvia story I was as captivated as the children, and I couldn't believe how well these characters fit with our own family life.  Martin and Sylvia are a 7-year-old boy and 5-year-old girl who homeschool and are learning all the time with their Daddy and Momma in the context of family life, community, nature, festivals, projects, and their own backyard.  It's wonderful for us as a homeschooling family to listen to stories about other homeschoolers (a rare thing in children's literature!).

These stories are full of child-sized adventures, peaceful parenting, and gentle but powerful positive messages.  I was so surprised that after listening to a story about thankfulness, my 4-year-old Sierra has actually been turning to me regularly to say a heart-felt "thank you!"  I also love that I don't have to worry about the age-appropriateness of these stories - they are super gentle and perfect for kindergarten and the early grades.

Sparkle Stories offers many ways to try out their stories.  There are several different story series and when you subscribe you get a new story delivered to your story box each week.  On the website you can see a list of all the subscription options (three featuring Martin and Sylvia and several other options as well), each one with a sample story to listen to.  There are also sample pack options, audiobooks (short series, often revolving around a holiday or season), and another free story for signing up for the newsletter.

This fall we especially loved the holiday audio books Martin and Sylvia's Halloween and Martin and Sylvia's Giving I was very excited to hear about the soon-to-be-released Audio Advent Calendar!

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The Audio Advent Calendar is a set of 25 stories to be enjoyed throughout the Advent season.  I can't wait to share this with my girls.  They will be thrilled to have a new Sparkle Story each day of Advent!

And today I'm thrilled that Lisabeth and David of Sparkle Stories are giving away an Audio Advent Calendar to one lucky Lavender's Blue Homeschool reader!


And to add to the merriment, I'm throwing in a copy of the Lavender's Blue Winter curriculum - all the fairy tales, circle times (recorded for you on audio), painting, modeling, and crafts you need for a joyful winter of Waldorf-inspired kindergarten at home!

Both prizes go to one winner.  To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment below!   Comments will close Sunday Dec. 1st at 9 am EST, the winner will be chosen at random and announced here on the blog.  Comments are closed!

The winner is Ashlee who writes:  "Our family loves Sparkle Stories as well. What a great giveaway!"

And I do hope that all of you will head over and check out the wonderful Sparkle Stories!

P.S.  Please use coupon code HOLIDAYS for 20% off all kindergarten curriculum purchases through New Year's!