Happy Monday morning to you all! This morning we here at Rhythm of the Home wanted to share the latest news from our beloved sponsors, Sparkle Stories, who have put together a really fun package of stories to celebrate love and friendship in the days before valentines start appearing in mailboxes everywhere. Read on to find out more about their Sparkle Love package (which includes a month of free stories!) and to enter to win a year’s worth of one of their most beloved story series, Martin and Sylvia!
This Valentine’s season, Sparkle Stories has put together the Sparkle Love Package, which includes three very fun things for families. First of all, the Junkyard Tales Series has a perfect story to celebrate the kindness and caring that can come along with Valentine’s Day. It’s called: “Valentines“. And it features the whole Junkyard crew!
The Junkyard animals celebrate their love and appreciation for each other with a Valentines Gift Exchange. Everyone draws from a name hat — to learn who will receive their gift. When Ben Thomspon, curious cat, picks the name of Georgia Bean, the kindly rat, he panics. Georgia Bean is like a mother to all the animals! There’s no one better at being kind, caring and generous. What could he possibly give her?
You can hear the story here.
Also, Sparkle Stories is allowing new subscribers to sign up for a month of free stories from the absolutely wonderful Martin and Sylvia series. The basic idea: Families can try a full month of At Home with M&S — and not pay a thing. There’s no credit card necessary — no ongoing subscription. Just a one-month trial. And if they like it, they can come back and enjoy more!
To try this out, you can visit here. I know that here at ROTH, Martin and Sylvia are big favorites with our kids, and yours are probably quite likely to feel the same way!
And, last but certainly not least, Sparkle has released a The Martin & Sylvia Valentines Audio Book for the occasion. Here are a few more details about the audiobook:
In this hour-long audio book are three delightful and touching stories about love, sharing and festival fun. It is chock-full of delightful ideas for Valentines celebrations, and unique suggestions for how tell others that you love them.
One. ”Secret Love Code”
Martin and Sylvia’s family has a Valentine’s tradition in which they create little satchels of valentine gifts. They hang the satchels on friends’ front doors — each with the same small note: “You are Loved!”. And all of it is done in secret. Oh, but it can be hard to keep quiet about all the fun! Martin and Sylvia find clever ways to keep their delicious secrets to themselves.
Two. “Four Kinds of Valentines”
In preparation for their town’s annual Valentines Family Dance, Martin and Sylvia learn that there is not one kind of Valentine, but FOUR. In addition to the beautiful paper cards – there are valentines made of “loving words”, “tasty treats” and “special times”. As they craft their valentines for their parents and each other, brother and sister consider all the ways to share love.
Three. “Queen of the Dance”
Martin and Sylvia have been preparing for the Valentines Family Dance all week — making valentines, decorating the Hall and learning dances. Sylvia is determined to find the bean in the Cupid Cake and become the Valentine Family Dance Queen. Her plans change, however, when she meets a shy new girl who wants to be the Queen just as much as she does!
The audiobook is available by visiting here.
The generous folks at Sparkle Stories are also offering a Martin and Sylvia package to one lucky Rhythm of the Home family! The family that wins the giveaway will meet Martin and Sylvia, the enterprising brother and sister that create delightful adventures all throughout the year! The package includes:
One year to EITHER of the Weekly Subscription Series: Martin & Sylvia and At Home with Martin & Sylvia.
the Martin & Sylvia Valentines Audio Book
and the Martin & Sylvia Sample Pack.
To enter, leave a comment on this post. We will pick a winner via random number generator and notify them via email next Monday, February 11th. Thanks to Sparkle Stories!