Weekend giveaway: Sparkle Stories

Today’s weekend giveaway comes from Simple Mom sponsor Sparkle Stories. You and your family will fall in love with these imaginative audio adventures. From Sparkle Stories:

“Sparkle is an online subscription to high-quality audio stories for children and families. Each week Sparkle Stories delivers delightful audio stories to subscribers around the world.

We offer seven original Story Series, all designed to entertain and inspire the whole family.

Audio stories, or stories told out-loud, are untethered to images viewed on a screen. The child is free and able to paint her own pictures out of her own imagination. She becomes relaxed and entranced – committing herself fully to a fantastic adventure.

Sparkle Stories are fun, Sparkle Stories are inspiring, and Sparkle Stories are good for young minds and spirits! Our stories inspire a sense of wonder and magic in life, encourage creativity and a strong sense of self, and even illuminate common childhood challenges.”

The Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Three Simple Mom winners will each receive a three-month subscription to a Sparkle Storyline of their choice! To enter, simply leave any comment below.

In addition, Sparkle Stories would like to give you the opportunity to try a month of a Sparkle Stories subscription for $1. Just use their Sparkle Stories $1-for-the-first-month of subscription discount. Pick from one of their three Subscription Packages, and enjoy stories for a whole month. It’s a total of 4+ hours of high-quality audio!

If you love it, the subscription will be ongoing — you don’t have to do a thing. If you want to change it, you can simply log in to modify your subscription, or cancel. It’s all on their “Try Sparkle” page!

This giveaway ends tonight, Saturday, September 22, and I will announce the winners soon after. I hope you win!

Tsh Oxenreider

Tsh is the founder of this blog and just finished traveling around the world with her husband and 3 kids. Her latest book is Notes From a Blue Bike, and believes a passport is one of the world's greatest textbooks.

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  1. Sounds fun!

  2. Robin from Frugal Family Times says:

    My Saturday morning is complete: pancakes with Grandma and a giveaway from Simple Mom! These stories sound charming.

  3. I would love to win! Thank you so much!

  4. That sounds really sweet!

  5. I have been wanting to try this! Great timing as always.

  6. What a great giveaway!

  7. Sounds great! No pun intended. Thanks for the chance to win.

  8. That sounds wonderful – my kids have been hooked to audio books and audio stories for years but I had not heard of thes. Will be sure to check them out! Thank you 🙂 Catherine

  9. Christine C says:

    How fun! Our daughter is just starting to pay attention to the stories!

  10. I have been wanting to subscribe like forever!

  11. We would love to try these!

  12. Heather k. M. says:

    I would love to win this! My boys would enjoy the stories!

  13. ooh, I’d love to win! Thanks!

  14. Since my youngest is starting to give up her naps, our “quiet time” consists of audio books and stories online. I would looooooooooooooove to win this!

  15. My daughters would love these!

  16. Lovely idea! What a fun product!

  17. This is totally awesome and I think that even if I don’t win I will try it out anyway! It’s great to let the imagination run wild!!

  18. Would love to try these!

  19. I keep hearing about Sparkle Stories! I would love to win.

  20. What a neat idea!

  21. These sound wonderful. I can imagine my kids drawing their version of the stories after listening.

  22. I would love for our family to try Sparkle Stories! We are in the car a lot, and these would be perfect~

  23. I am so hoping for these stories — what a sweet giveaway!

  24. Would LOVE to win this…fun, fun, fun!

  25. This would be perfect for us! My DD is such a bookworm, I think she’d get a kick out of audiobooks.

  26. Wow, I’ve been seeing the Sparkle Stories badge everywhere now. I guess that means I have to try them out. But what a blessing to win them too.

  27. I have heard things about Sparkle stories and would love to try them with my son.

  28. There used to be a number you could call when I was little and a recorded lady would read classic stories, folktales and stuff, to you. I remember sitting at the counter (corded phone:)) and listening until my mom needed the phone! I hadn’t thought of that until now. I love this idea!!

  29. Sounds like something my 4 year old would love!

  30. Oh-I would love to win this. I have had sparkle stories bookmarked as something to try with my kids!

  31. Tandra peters says:

    I have 3 boys that love to listen to strories! This would be awesome for them!!

  32. I grew up loving radio programs and books in tape, would love for my kids to experience this too!

  33. Deanna Dean says:

    What a clever idea! i love it!

  34. Would love to have this!

  35. What a fantastic concept! Would love to win this and blog about it!!

  36. What a great resource! Enjoyed the sample I listened to.

  37. My kids love audio stories and I’ve been wanting to try sparkle stories since I heard about them. Fingers crossed!

  38. My kids would love these…I’ve been wanting to try Sparkle Stories for awhile now!

  39. My girls would love this and I always wanted to try them! Thanks!

  40. Love this! Would be great for my students as well

  41. My daughter would love this! 🙂 Thank you for the giveaway.

  42. These stories would be a perfect fit for our family; what a fun give-away! Thanks for the heads-up about this great product. I perused the website and it looks lovely.

  43. We’d love to try this!

  44. That sounds awesome! DH and I were just lamenting our need for new material as we’ve been listening to the same cd in the car for months. We can all recite it backwards and forwards. We’ll be checking this out for sure!

  45. Sounds cool. My kids would love this!

  46. Looks like fun!

  47. I think my three girls would love this!

  48. Michele Henson says:

    Would love to win! We have been wanting to try these 🙂

  49. Oh! We would love to try Sparkle Stories. I had read about them awhile ago and thought they sounded great – but now that my 5 year old is totally into audio stories now, I am even more interested! Would love a chance to win!

  50. Love this! What a great giveaway!

  51. Wow, I’d love this! My four year old can’t get enough stories! Thanks for another amazing giveaway.

  52. I can wait to share these with my kids. Thanks for the chance 🙂

  53. Thank you for the chance to win.

  54. We’d love to try it!

  55. I’ve been meaning to give these a listen. Such a fun giveaway!!!

  56. Would love to have some great stories to share with the little ones in my life. Thanks for the chance.

  57. Sounds fabulous! Thanks for the opportunity to try it out. 🙂

  58. This sounds fun! Thanks for the giveaway.

  59. We are all about stories and reading! We would love this!

  60. I’m sure my kids would like those. Thanks!

  61. what a cool concept -never heard of such a thing. Thanks for sharing!

  62. I would love to win this…I have some CDs of stories that I listened to when I was a kid but no working CD player that the kids can use themselves.

  63. Oh,we love audio stories!

  64. What a neat concept. I’d love to try it out!

  65. Those sound so wonderful for car rides and bedtime!

  66. We’d love to try this!! Perfect for when I’m
    busy nursing our newborn soon!

  67. Oh, wow! I’m so glad to learn about this. My daughter would love these. Thanks!

  68. Meredith Hendricks says:

    My 3 year loves any and all books! This would be so fun for him!

  69. My kids would LOVE Sparkle Stories!

  70. I’m excited to possibly use these stories in my classroom. I love it when my kids can listen to other people, besides myself, reading to them!

  71. Can’t wait to try these stories out!

  72. My kids would love these!

  73. Great giveaway : ) Happy Saturday!

  74. Ooo, we love to listen to books on tape, so I’m sure we’d love Sparkle Stories. Thanks for the giveaway!

  75. I’ve been considering the Sparkle Stories for a little while when I first saw the link on SimpleMom. This would be a nice way to try them out and see if the girls are ready for audio books. What a nice giveaway!

  76. I have been trying to get my 3 year old interested in listening to stories on CD to spark her imagination. This sounds like a great way to encourage that. Hope I win!

  77. I absolutely LOVE Sparkle Stories. We listen to Martin and Sylvia and Junkyard Tales every day. I trust that the stories for older children are wonderful as well, and I’d love the chance to win some for my friend’s 8 and 11-year-olds. They’d love them, too! Thanks so much for the chance!

  78. Laura Miller says:

    These look like great books. I would love the chance to win for my daughters.

  79. I have definitely been thinking about looking into these. We just moved overseas this year and we are missing our weekly trips to the library. We need some special English stories to remind us of home! 🙂

  80. We absolutely love Sparkle Stories here, my 4 year old asks for them all the time! We had the $1 subscription before and those are the stories we listen to over nad over again. I would love to win to be able to listen to some new ones!

  81. Love it!

  82. julia karnes says:

    ahhhhhh… this sounds like the PERFECT thing for our 45 minute drives to and from school everyday. thanks for the giveaway!
    and i love your blog!

  83. We love sparkle stories and snatch up the freebies whenever they have them!

  84. another great giveaway! where do you find these things?! 🙂

  85. Well with one bun in the oven and an 8 year old that still loves for mama to read her an evening story, this is a perfect solution to my tired eyes and aching legs. Just hit play an we can both enjoy a Sparkle Stories! Would be thrilled to win!


  86. Would love to have these for my kiddos!!

  87. My family would love to try these.

  88. Would love to win this!

  89. This is great! My kids love listening to audio stories. I’m glad to learn about this resource.

  90. We spend a lot of time in the car driving to/from school, so it would be great to try these out.

  91. Kristin WIlson says:

    Sounds perfect for the ride to school!

  92. Would love this!

  93. these stories sound wonderful!!

  94. This sounds really great! Our family would love to win this!

  95. Love this! Thanks for the chance to win.

  96. Sounds like fun!

  97. I would love to win! Thanks.

  98. We LOVE Sparkle Stories – woul be wonderful to win:)

  99. Fun! I’d love to give Sparkle Stories a try!

  100. Oh my goodness, this would be wonderful! I’ve been wanting to sign up for a subscription for my boys (5 and 3) but haven’t been able to free up the funds just yet. This couldn’t come at a better time!