Sparkle Stories

App review by Christy Matte, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 4+

Soothing stories for kids who need calm.

Parents say

age 3+

Based on 18 reviews

Kids say

age 3+

Based on 1 review

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Community Reviews

age 3+

Sparkle Stories is a great podcast for screen-free families.

We love Sparkle Stories! Imaginative, sweet stories with good messages. My kids from age 3-13 love them.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
age 4+

Not as wholesome as we thought

We found a lot of the stories to be fun and engaging for the kids. The story teller's voice is calm, soothing and obviously has skills in storytelling. There are stories on just about every topic one can imagine. It is worth mentioning (and I'm disappointed that it hasn't been mentioned, quite frankly) that discerning parents should be aware that the creators and contributors come from a worldview of normalizing same-sex marriage and questioning gender identity; so understand that these views do come into the stories. We were rather unpleasantly surprised to find stories about Uncle Phil (and Rob's) Wedding and a story about male and female lions wanting to switch genders, to name a few examples. The app does not have descriptions of each story whereas the website does. We were disappointed and even a little angry that the stories weren't as wholesome and good as we initially thought, we decided to spend our money elsewhere.

App Details

Our Editors Recommend

For kids who love storytelling and listening

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