I am a freelance writer living near Leuven in Belgium. Originally from the UK, I have lived in Belgium for over 30 years. I am the author of four "Nature Walks Near Brussels" books and the creator of the popular Discovering Belgium blog. Most of my writing work is in the industry sector, but I am now working on a series of books under the theme "Encourage A Child". The first ones focus on nature study, with titles such as Encourage A Child ... to watch birds, study wild animals, enjoy creepy-crawlies, learn about trees, care for the planet.
“Encourage A Child To Enjoy Creepy-Crawlies” provides 10 Non-Screen Ideas that adults can use to inspire a child to discover the natural world. Topics include building an insect hotel, making a moth trap, breeding butterflies, making a ladybird house, creating a worm farm, and studying honeybees, bugs, spiders and ants.
“Encourage A Child To Study Wild Animals” provides 10 Non-Screen Ideas that will help adults inspire a child to discover the natural world. Topics include discovering the small mammals living in your garden, building homes for hedgehogs and bats, learning animal tracks, watching deer, identifying small mammals from their teeth, skulls and other bones, and making plaster casts of animal tracks.
“Encourage A Child To Watch Birds” provides 10 Non-Screen Ideas that adults can use to inspire a child to discover the natural world. It includes where to start watching birds, which bird books are useful for a beginner, how to use binoculars, what food to put out for garden birds, why nest-boxes are necessary, the benefits of listening to birdsong, discovering what owls eat, and other topics.