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Alison Page

Alison Page

About Alison Page

Alison is a freelance writer and author. She is a member of the UK national panel of dressage judges, holds a degree in Equine Science and a Diploma in Business Studies.

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Is Educational Software a Good Thing?

Education is rapidly catching up with the technological revolution, and educational software now forms a key element of regular lesson plans.  Homework and revision even takes place over the internet using interactive software packages, rather than traditional books and written test papers.&nb ...

8 Useful Tips for Home Study

Home study might seem like a great idea but it takes a good deal of self-discipline to keep your mind on the job in hand and make effective use of your time.  Here are some tried and tested tips for successful home studying to help you stay on track.1. Create the Right EnvironmentLaying on you ...

Home Schooling

An increasing number of parents are opting to educate their children at home, rather than placing them in the state schooling system. There are many reasons for this. Some parents feel that the education system is letting their children down. Some say that urriculum are being dummed down and exam c ...

Dialogic Reading

Most parents read to their children as often as they can. Children get more from this exercise when they are actively involved rather than just passively listening. With this in mind, researchers have developed a method of reading known as Dialogic Reading. Using this method, the adult encourages t ...

Learning How To Tell The Time

Being able to tell the time is a very important skill that all children should learn and the responsibility for teaching this falls to the parents. Current school math curriculum does not include the teaching of time telling. The easiest way to introduce your child to the concept of telling the tim ...

Read Out Loud Together!

A recent statistic has shown that many school children are struggling with basic literacy skills and many have a reading age far below where they ought to be. Poor teaching in schools, overexposure and subsequent addiction to video games and too much 24 hour multi-channel TV have all been blamed. B ...

Letter Games - Learning and Fun Too

Children often find learning to recognise letters boring and dull. By turning learning into a game, you can inject an element of fun and enjoyment which kids really engage with. Each of the following games allows you to ask your child to tell you; the letter names (eg, 'en' for letter " ...

Dealing with Bullies

Bullying in schools is nothing new. Traditionally, a child perceived as weaker or in some way different from his peers is targeted by the bully or bullies. Bullying may involve physical intimidation; excluding the victim from a recognised 'clique' or gang, or cyber-bullying which manifests ...