Weekend Giveaway: Sparkle Stories

Today’s weekend giveaway is for one of our family’s favorites: Sparkle Stories!

If you’re looking for a unique gift for the kids in your life, may I suggest Sparkle Stories, original tales told by an engaging story teller? The tales are entertaining and fun and a real joy to listen to.

This giveaway is now closed.

A subscription make a unique gift that doesn’t take up any room in the toy box, kids can share, and will give joy week after week.

My children ages 3 (almost 4), 5, and 10 are big fans of the Martin and Sylvia stories.  With six subscription series options to choose from, many are sure to delight your child, as well.

From the Sparkle Stories website:

Sparkle is an online resource for high-quality audio stories for children and families. Each week Sparkle Stories delivers delightful audio stories to subscribers around the world. We offer five original Story Series, plus a sixth Series with classic stories, songs and games, all designed to entertain and inspire the whole family.”

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Elements of a Child-Friendly Garden

The following post is by contributor Catherine Way of Adventures With Kids and originally appeared March 2011.

There are many physical and mental health benefits to children in spending time outdoors.  One easy way to increase the amount of time your child spends outdoors is to make your garden an appealing outdoor play space.

What do children want in an outdoor play space?  Children prefer natural playspaces that have plenty of opportunities for exploration, challenge, interaction and learning.

There are many ways that you can add child-friendly  elements to both big and small gardens.   Adding some of these elements to your garden will help make it a space where you child loves to be.
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Simple Fun for Young Green Thumbs: Egg Carton Gardening with Your Kids

Spring is finally upon us after a long, cold winter!  Today at Simple Kids, we are celebrating with a fun,  educational project to inspire you and your little ones to get your hands dirty in the garden – Egg Carton Gardening!

First, I have a confession to make. While I love fresh, homegrown vegetables as much as the next gal, my thumb errs on the side of black. My husband typically bears the gardening responsibilities of our home while I handle the cooking. However, this project  is easy enough for a toddler to do.  It’s a great introduction to gardening for kids and novice adults alike.

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