Weekend giveaway: Sparkle Stories

Today’s weekend giveaway is very fitting as it is for  one of our family’s favorite non-television activities:  Sparkle Stories!

If you are on the lookout 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, soothing to listen to, and teach a few lessons along the way.

This giveaway is now closed.  Thank you!

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.

With six subscription series options to choose from, many are sure to delight your child, as well.  Sparkle Stories also offers an audio book for children ages 9 and up called How to Be Super.  My children ages 3 (almost 4), 5, and 10 are big fans of the Martin and Sylvia stories.

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.”

You can check out the series, listen to samples, and find out the age recommendations here at the Sparkle Stories website.

Sounds great, right?  Are you ready to enter for a chance to win?

Two Simple Kids winners will receive a 3-month subscription to Sparkle Stories – the winners can choose any three stories that they’d like to hear. (So that’s 3 months of subscription to 3 stories of choice).

How to Win

To be entered for a chance to win, simply leave a comment in the comments section below! Note: if you are reading this via email or a reader, you will need to visit the blog to enter.

This giveaway will end tonight, Saturday May 5th at midnight EST. Good luck!

The lovely folks at Sparkle Stories are offering a wonderful discount to all Simple Kids readers — Try Sparkle Stories for $1! We’re offering a $1-for-the-first-month of subscription. Go to http://www.sparklestories.com/trysparkle/ and choose one of our Sparkle Stories Packages. Use the magic code SIMPLYSPARKLE to receive your discount!

About Kara

Kara Fleck is the editor of Simple Kids. She is a small town mama, writer, knitter, bookworm, and hooligan. Kara lives in Indiana with her husband Christopher and their four children Jillian, Max, Lucy, and Amelia. You can find more of her writing at KElizabethFleck.com.

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  1. I would love to win this for my girls!! This sounds like something they would really enjoy!! Crossing my fingers! :)

  2. This sounds amazing!

  3. We would love this in our home. We have been tv free for some time now but with all of the changes and stresses that have been going on in our lives lately I find we are watching too much on the computer to get through our rough patches. A new activity, that is fun and fresh for us is just what we need :)

  4. I would love to win! We are huge Martin and Sylvia fans in this house and I would like to get a subscription to the stories we aren’t subscribed to! Thanks!

  5. These sound like a great idea! I’d never heard of the concept before, but I love it. My two girls would love it too!
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  6. I’ve heard great things about Sparkle stories and would love to try. Baby #2 is due any day and I would love an alternative to TV for my 3 year old son!

  7. Teresa says:

    Heard great things! Trying to cut back on TV for my 2 littles, so this would definitely help!

  8. Debbie says:

    I was just thinking about audio books for us and this sounds great!

  9. I would LOVE this!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. This looks fantastic! I would love to win :)
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  11. Would love to have my kids listen to them while on the road.

  12. This would be great!

  13. My girls would love this! Thank you!

  14. Would love this!

  15. Cool! What a unique idea.

  16. I’m crossing my fingers!
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  17. jessica says:

    oh, what a fun gift for the summer days that are too wet, or too hot!

  18. I think my daughter would love this.
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  19. My daughter would love this! It would be great for summer car trips!

  20. i would love to win.
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  21. Michelle says:

    I’ve been dying to get my hands on these!

  22. Amy w. says:

    I think my son would love this. Thanks!

  23. rebekah says:

    We love Sparkle Stories!!

  24. Very cool!

  25. Wendi S says:

    I think my kiddos would love Sparkle Stories :)

  26. Would love to try this!

  27. I’ve been reading a lot about these. I would love to try them with my kids!

  28. My kids would love Sparkle Stories!
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  29. I’d love these!

  30. Love these stories! Would love to win a free subscription :)
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  31. Crossing my fingers! My kids would LOVE this!

  32. I’ve been wanting to try these with my gals!

  33. maureen says:

    I would love to try this for my beasties!

  34. Always looking for ways to introduce my kids to imaginative things. This sounds great!

  35. Marisa A. says:

    This sounds like a great family option to TV. I hope we win! :)

  36. This would be fantastic for my kids.

  37. Sounds like a great idea for car trips.

  38. Sounds great, and good to listen to stories that are original rather than the same few tired audiotapes from the library. I am sure that most of my friends in UK would love them too.

  39. Natalee says:

    We would love this! Wth 4 littles and no tv, we are always looking for entertainment

  40. Yes! Sign me up!
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  41. Lyndsey says:

    We love Sparkle Stories!

  42. Rachael says:

    This is a really neat idea!

  43. Jennifer says:

    My son would love these!

  44. Been wanting to try these – I think my almost 3-yr-old daughter would like them and I am always trying to find things to help reduce TV time.

  45. We would love to win this giveaway! My boys have listened to the sample stories and loved them.

  46. Heather says:

    We have two newly adopted kiddos in the house and audio stories are a huge success in homeschooling around here! We would love a subscription!

  47. Stephanie says:

    I have been wanting to listen to these!

  48. our kids love books, and have just gotten into audio books, would love to try thanks!

  49. Vanessa says:

    The audio books would be great for our upcoming road trip!

  50. These look so cool!