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Storybox Playlist: Stories of Boredom

"Mommy, I'm bored." In my house, I don't even respond to that statement. Or if I do, I simply say there are grown-up chores to be done, like cleaning the bathroom. That tends to get the kids outside or doing something else really quickly....

Storybox Playlist: "Go Outside" Stories to Inspire Outdoor Play

The meaning of summer should really be "go outside." So much is happening in the summer! You can get up early with the sun, play until late into the evening, go for hikes, camp, play with your friends, go swimming, garden, do outdoor art projects — you name it. The weather is often beautiful every day and once it gets hot, you can just get out the hose and have a backyard water park. This week, we've gathered up stories from all over Sparkle land to help inspire you to get outside in one way or another....

Storybox Playlist: So Many Fathers

There are so many kinds of fathers. Each one has his own unique way of caring for his family, neighbors, and communities. To honor fathers this year, we've rounded up several stories about different kinds of fathers, from Martin and Sylvia's Daddy to Sergeant, the faithful watch dog who cares for and protects his Junkyard family. We hope these stories bring you joy and cultivate appreciation for your own father or father figure....

Storybox Playlist: Stories to Keep 'Em Riveted

How do you make long plane rides, road trips, or train travel feel pleasant and fun? Stories. Lots of stories....

Storybox Playlist: Stories for a Super (Hero) Summer

This year has been all about Superheros for Sparkle! As we approach the summer, we want to encourage you to have a Very Super Summer. Take a look at the How to Be Super Summer Camp plus the wealth of super stories and crafts and recipes we offer....