Parents' Guide to

Sparkle Stories

By Christy Matte, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Soothing stories for kids who need calm.

App iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad Free to try Entertainment
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 3+

Based on 17 parent 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+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (17):
Kids say (1):

This vast collection of audio stories covers a wide range of topics, while still staying true to the mission of sharing positive messages. Sparkle Stories has some wonderful content, but as most of the stories and audio are provided by David Sewell McCann, it's going to be hit or miss for some families. McCann has a precise, tempered voice that will prove to be soothing for some and grating for others. Likewise, the feel-good nature of the stories may be too much in large quantities for some kids. That said, families who are looking for a repository of kid-friendly content to entertain their kids in the car or on-the-go will appreciate having access to such a large library to choose from. It would help to have a browse feature in the app, especially for parents who are looking for something quickly to entertain a restless child, but those who spend some time in advance-filling their Storybox with stories will enjoy that feature. If you want to find out if Sparkle Stories is the perfect app for your family, the 10-day free trial will let you try it out.

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