Girl reading book in grass during summer.
Activities, Homeschooling, summer

Kids Earn a Free Book!

The Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program is here to help you on your way, encouraging you to read books of your own choosing and earn a FREE book, simply by following these three easy steps:

  1. Read any eight books this summer and record them in your Summer Reading Journal (English or Español). Tell us which part of the book is your favorite, and why.
  2. Bring your completed journal to a Barnes & Noble store between May 16th and September 5th, 2017.Find a store.
  3. Choose your FREE reading adventure from the book list featured on the back of the journal.
Activity for learning to say Hello and Goodbye in multiple languages.
Activities, Homeschooling

Hello and Goodbye!

Such simple ways to greet and part ways with individuals. has a great learning activity for discovering various ways to greet and say goodbye in various languages. Google Translate is a great starting point for the activity.

Take the activity a step further by exploring news from various countries and listening to music from various cultures.

Have fun and let your creativity flow!

Update: Thanks Abi for the great song suggestion for this activity!

Video Credit: Fun English


What are your suggestions for taking this activity beyond a simple ‘Hello’ and ‘Goodbye’?