If you’re not a birdwatcher, you may not know!
It’s always difficult to encourage a child in a particular hobby when you don’t know much about that hobby in the first place.
This is one of the reasons why I have written “Encourage A Child To Watch Birds.” It gives 10 Non-Screen Ideas that adults can put into practice to inspire a child to discover the natural world. Starting with birds.
Special launch price
The book is now available to download from the website’s shop. You can buy it at a special launch price of 1.99 EUR, which is equivalent to 2.26 USD. For that price you get three formats of the book: Mobi format to read on your Kindle; ePub for your eReader; and a PDF for your computer.
Use the Resources in parallel
The book goes hand-in-hand with the Resources section of the Encourage A Child website. If you click on Resources, you will get a pop-up menu of the 10 Non-Screen Ideas in the book. Click on any of these and you will get additional resources for that particular idea.
For example, for Idea No. 1, which deals with taking a child to watch birds in the park, the relevant Resources page gives photos of the waterbirds I mentioned in that chapter in the book. This enables you and the child to identify the birds you are watching. It also gives sound recordings of them. When the book and the Resources are used in parallel, they therefore complement each other perfectly.
Add your comments
On each page of the Resources I ask for comments and suggestions from readers. This could be anything relating to a particular Idea. For example, you may have discovered a particular type of food that your garden birds like. Let me know and I will include it in the Resources for the Idea No. 5 – Feed the Birds. Or you may have a special bird book that you enjoyed as a child or which a child is finding helpful and interesting. Again, just drop me a line and I will include it on the Resources page for Idea No. 3 – Buy or Borrow a Bird Book.
In this way I hope to make the book and website interactive.
Feel free to share
If you know of someone or an organisation that might appreciate this book, please share this post or the website link with them. This could be a family relative or friend with children who are keen to explore the nature. Or perhaps a school, church or scouts group. Any help to spread the news would be greatly appreciated.
Would you like to review it?
Additionally, it would be great to get some reviews of the book on this website or on retailers like Amazon and Kobo. If you think you would like to read and review Encourage A Child To Watch Birds, drop me a line and I will gladly send you a free complementary copy. Thank you. You’ll have to make your own cup of coffee though!