Another wonderful giveaway I wanted you to know about. A very cool Mom & Pop operation, Sparkle Stories is a weekly subscription service that offers a very high-quality and unique line of audio stories for kids. Over at The Magic Onions you can get up to 7 entries to win a 1 year subscription to all the story lines. You can also listen to some sample Sparkle Stories here.
Magic Onions is also offering a first month for $1 coupon code. A subscription would really make a wonderful gift--experiential, no gimmick, no packaging, no potential for breakage or "Gimme, it's mine" fights.
We've done AudbileKids stories for a while now. We usually read books to the kids at bedtime but sometimes you just need a break so we turn on The Lighthouse Family or Frog and Toad Stories or Mouse Tales. My kids love to listen almost as much as they love to be read to.