SCM VOICE aims to bring you the most interesting and thought-provoking items that we have found on early childhood from the UK and around the world. If you are a blogger or writer in the field and would like to submit an item please get in touch. 

Babyhood

11 May 2017

Babies with involved fathers learn faster, study finds

  A study published in the Infant Mental Health

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17 Apr 2017

Dads are asking for help, and we need to listen

  Just what exactly is postnatal depression, and can

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04 Apr 2017

British babies cry the most, Danish babies the least. Why?

  According to new research published in the Journal

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Child Health


Children and Nature

18 Feb 2017

We are wired to be outside

  At a time when people are more and

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16 Feb 2017
31 Jan 2017

Mindful Parenting

25 May 2017

How to talk to your children about terrorist attacks

  In the wake of the Manchester bombing, and

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19 Mar 2017

How to parent without limitations

  It's hard to strike a balance between protecting

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12 Mar 2017

Handling the jolting yet universal truth: All children get anrgy

  Watching your child consumed with anger can be

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The Young Brain

15 Mar 2017

Why you shouldn’t reason with a six-year-old

  What is it about discussions with young children

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05 Mar 2017

Five compelling reasons for teaching spatial reasoning to young children

  Researchers have studied the links between numeracy skills

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Play and Creativity

21 May 2017
19 May 2017

Play – a right of childhood

  There's a growing concern worldwide that children are

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02 May 2017

Morpurgo: ‘Dark spider’ of Sats is bringing fear to classrooms

  Former teacher, long-term campaigner and highly regarded best-selling

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Children and Reading

16 Mar 2017

Dogs can help children read

  We're used to guide dogs for the blind

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05 Mar 2017

Critical thinking with unreliable picture book narrators

  In her thought-provoking article, librarian Amy Weir talks

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Spirit of the Child

19 May 2017

What it’s like to be a child affected by ACEs

  Here's a very short video from Dartmouth Films

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12 May 2017
06 May 2017

How to teach your children to be happy

  We all want our children to be happy

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Early Learning

20 May 2017

Formal learning starts too young, say early years teachers

  A survey of more than 4000 teachers taking

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06 Apr 2017

Can pre-school children learn to do science?

  Just what is science, and just when can

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05 Mar 2017

Effective teaching in the great outdoors

  The forest school movement is growing in the

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Digital World

17 May 2017
23 Apr 2017

Parents’ mobile use harms family life, say secondary pupils

  Adults often complain about children being glued to

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Children and the Media

27 Jan 2017

Girls need to be taught an ‘I can’ attitude

  Following on from research about gender stereotypes and

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05 Dec 2016

Should children ban their parents from social media?

  Children are coming of age who have had

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Child Rights

19 May 2017

UK falls from 11th to 156th place in global children’s rights rankings

  The KidsRights Index 2017, which charts the performance

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21 Mar 2017

UK Policymaking

18 May 2017

Term-time holidays: week of school break may be moved

  In an effort to help struggling families take

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02 May 2017
02 May 2017

Global Policymaking

20 May 2017
21 Apr 2017
12 Mar 2017

Freiburg’s streets for children

  Young families were leaving Freiburg in Germany in

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Inspirations

19 May 2017
12 May 2017

Animal School

  This beautiful video is an inspiring and insightful

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31 Mar 2017