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

29 Aug 2017

Baby brains

  A delightful, funny and cautionary tale with a

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13 Jul 2017

The ‘Babypod’ carrier that comes with an F1 pedigree

  The technology developed to improve F1 cars has

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Child Health

07 Aug 2017

Summer holidays ‘bad for child health’

  A study by UK Active, has found that

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07 Aug 2017

Children’s consuming online time ‘like junk food’

  Children's Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, has urged

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17 Jul 2017

Children ‘exercise less as they get older’

  A new survey from Public Health England and

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Children and Nature

12 Jun 2017
18 Feb 2017

We are wired to be outside

  At a time when people are more and

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Mindful Parenting

28 Aug 2017

Helping our kids to love healthy eating

  In a world where overweight is the norm

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04 Jul 2017

A few things I’ve learned as Mum to a disabled child

  Mother and campaigner, Laura Rutherford, has blogged about

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25 May 2017

How to talk to your children about terrorist attacks

  In the wake of the Manchester bombing, and

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The Young Brain

19 Sep 2017

How technology is changing the way children think and focus

  Technology is changing our lives in many different

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01 Sep 2017

Young at heart: why children who exercise become healthier adults

  Record numbers of children are overweight and clinically

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Play and Creativity

29 Aug 2017
15 Aug 2017

Why kids need risk, fear and excitement in play

  As a society we've become risk-averse, yet as

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03 Aug 2017

New research highlights the impact of street play

  Reports published following the government's 3 year 'Street

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Children and Reading

04 Sep 2017

The BFG, Skellig, Aubrey… children’s books boom

  Over the past few years we've been led

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01 Sep 2017

Only children’s books with humans have moral impact, study finds

  According to new research from the University of

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11 Jul 2017

Spirit of the Child

20 Sep 2017
07 Aug 2017
06 Jun 2017

Why telling family stories to our kids is so important

  Kids absolutely adore hearing stories about the family,

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Early Learning

19 Sep 2017
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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Digital World

18 Aug 2017
17 Jul 2017
13 Jul 2017

The futuristic school where you’re always on camera

  Could this be the way schools will operate

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Children and the Media

19 Sep 2017
04 Jul 2017

BBC to be ‘reinvented for a new generation’

  The BBC will be announcing plans for a

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27 Jan 2017

Girls need to be taught an ‘I can’ attitude

  Following on from research about gender stereotypes and

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Child Rights

06 Jun 2017

Dear next PM: here’s how to make kid’s lives better

  As he ends his term as Children's Laureate,

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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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UK Policymaking

20 Sep 2017
20 Sep 2017

‘Tests for four-year-olds as soon as they start school are harmful’

  Despite the fact that baseline assessment has been

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27 Jul 2017

Essex nursery ‘closes because of universal free hours scheme’

  The Department of Education's 30 hours scheme, designed

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Global Policymaking

15 Aug 2017
03 Jul 2017
02 Jun 2017

Inspirations

10 Sep 2017

From the streets to education in Karachi

  A business woman in Karachi has opened a

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27 Jul 2017

Alike

  This wonderful, poignant short film shows us just

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19 Jul 2017

Primary school’s edible playground a hit with pupils

  The Trees for Cities charity has teamed up

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