Today I want to introduce you to the fantastic work of David Sewell McCann and Lisabeth Sewell McCann, the creators of Sparkle Stories.
Our discovery of Sparkle Stories turned out to be the spark of inspiration which led me to create the children’s audio stories of Imagining Aloud.
David and Lisabeth create high-quality children’s audio stories for families to subscribe and enjoy each week. Sound familiar?
When Sarah learned about Sparkle Stories via a podcast interview which featured Lisabeth, she couldn’t wait to introduce it to me. She just knew that this would be the inspiration for me to share the children’s stories I was already creating with families just like yours across the world.
1. Good Quality
David never fails to deliver a high quality story every single week.
There is always something in every story that will engage both parents and children, too. I now know how difficult a feat that is to pull off week in and week out.
Yet David’s stories never sound like a stretch; they sound effortless and ring with truth and the simple, authentic joy of family life.
David uses humor, warmth and a heavy dose of his own authentic sense of wonder to build his characters and worlds. My children responded to David’s comforting, professional delivery and his instantly relatable stories.
They often want to listen to a favorite story over and over again. This is the mark of a good story.
2. Good For You
There is a ‘goodness’ about Lisabeth and David which permeates and informs their stories, their website and their company as a whole.
When you explore their site, read their blog and learn about their motivations for creating Sparkle and Sparkle Stories, it becomes clear; these are ‘good guys’ in the world of children’s media.
Sometimes I feel like I spend so much time limiting and shielding Mr. B and Mr. C from overly commercialized or objectionable sources of children’s media that it’s a breath of fresh air to discover a company so committed to providing media with only the very best outcomes for my children in mind.
David and Lisabeth want my kids to love themselves and grow up to be even better adults for it. They want them to be more creative, more joyful, more in tune with their feelings and more resilient as a result. They want my kids to be happy and healthy.
These guiding motivations aren’t shouted at you from ad copy. Instead, they inform every story, every blog post at Sparkle Stories.
In children’s media, just like everywhere else in the world, you can tell who the ‘good guys’ are by their actions, not their words.
Please click here to visit Sparkle Stories. I believe that you will discover a company that produces stories and content which have nothing but your family’s best interest in mind.
I credit David and Lisabeth for providing the inspiration to turn my passion for storytelling into the stories of Imagining Aloud.
But owe both of them a debt of gratitude for opening our eyes to the power of children’s audio stories to create a valuable, enduring alternative to the screens that had begun to permeate our children’s lives.