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Small Acts That Make a Big Difference in Helping the Planet

If your children are aware of the distressing scientific predictions about the future of our planet, you're likely hearing things like:...

Teaching Conservation and Sustainability to Your Kids: Tips and Resources

Many of you Sparkle Parents will remember when Al Gore's An Inconvient Truth came out back in 2006. The movie posters were omonious and slightly terrifying; the information in the film even more so. If you are old enough to remember the oil crisis of the 1970s, then you'll know things were looking bleak. Everyday in the news we hear about deforestion, mass extinction, oil spills, plastic clogging waterways, pollution from big agricultural run off, and — the worst of all — carbon emmissions....

What Sparkle Mamas Want for Mother's Day

We recently asked our Sparkle Team and our Sparklers on social media this question:...

Suggestions from the Sparkle Team: How to Take a Screen Break

If you're a screen-happy family, enrolling everyone in a screen-free time can present a challenge. We've integrated our devices — phones, tablets, and the like — so thoroughly into our lives that it can feel quite difficult to untangle ourselves. And besides, many of the apps and social media platforms are designed to be addictive....

sparkle crafts: Art Supplies and Creative Play Materials

Children have an innate curiosity to explore their world through tactile experience and creative imaginitive play. Sometimes as adults, we forget that we too have this ability. Here's a great list of materials to help your family get creative!...