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Sparkle Weekly Wonderings: On Costumes

We take costumes seriously around here. Currently in our youngest son’s closet, there are three trunks of costumes ready to be rifled through and spread around the room.

Though it is the Halloween season, I feel the need to be clear: we use...

friday's kind words

My son has been listening to Sparkle Stories since he was five (he is now nine) and they have become a treasured part of his childhood. One of the things we have found most interesting is how as he grows and his tastes and interests change, there is...

sparkle craft- quick, low-sew wings

In the Martin & Sylvia: More Adventures! story, “How to Fly,” one morning Martin asks Momma, "Why is there school?". Momma then tries to explain that school teaches how to answer questions in lots of different ways. Martin then asks, "Well,...

sparkle kitchen- butternut squash mac and cheese

In the Martin & Sylvia's Nature School story “Camouflage,” brother and sister’s favorite game — no matter the time of day or time in the year — is a game where you blend into your surroundings and try not to be seen. Martin is usually the...

sparkle craft halloween special: marigold garlands

In the Martin & Sylvia story “Dia de los Muertos,” Martin attends his weekly Spanish class the week before Halloween and is curious to see if his teacher, Señora Powell, will do anything special to celebrate the holiday. When he walks inside,...