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 Feb 2017
22 Jan 2017

Be worried about boys, especially baby boys

  This fascinating article looks at the differences in

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Child Health

21 Mar 2017

Baby teeth removals ‘up 24% in a decade’

  Tooth decay linked to sugary diets has been

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17 Mar 2017

Ending child poverty will improve child and population health

  New Government figures reveal that 4 million children

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12 Mar 2017

The children’s RDA for free time report

  At a time when being busy has become

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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

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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11 Mar 2017

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

05 Mar 2017

Unstructured play is the miracle we’ve all been hoping for (really)

  Watching children play with gift boxes and wrapping

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21 Feb 2017

How to raise a creative child. Step one: back off

  Why is it that so often children who

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19 Feb 2017

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

20 Mar 2017

Too much, too young: is nursery stressing my child out?

  According to early years expert, Sue Palmer, children

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20 Feb 2017

No prizes for guessing why I ditched rewards

  Teacher Ben Burgess examined his addiction to rewards

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20 Feb 2017

Keeping goats in a school

  One teacher's perspective of outdoor learning: that it

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Early Learning

05 Mar 2017

Effective teaching in the great outdoors

  The forest school movement is growing in the

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27 Feb 2017

Teaching children to play with fire

  At a day centre in Berlin, artist Kain

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Digital World

21 Mar 2017

Pupils need internet lessons to thrive online, say Lords

  Children are growing up in a world dominated

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19 Feb 2017
13 Feb 2017

Screens aren’t zombifying your children

  There is so much debate around screen time

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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

21 Mar 2017
11 Jan 2017

‘Bonfire of children’s rights’ bill opposed

  The Children and Social Work Bill, which has

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23 Dec 2016

‘No one chooses to be a refugee’: pictures from a Greek crisis

  Over the course of a year, photojournalist Alice

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UK Policymaking

20 Mar 2017
20 Mar 2017
17 Mar 2017

All schools to ‘face funding gap by 2020’

  Research from the Education Policy Institute suggests that

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Global Policymaking

12 Mar 2017

Freiburg’s streets for children

  Young families were leaving Freiburg in Germany in

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05 Mar 2017

Inspirations

11 Mar 2017

Mindfulness to help children’s mental well-being in schools

  Mindfulness is gaining momentum all over the world

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05 Mar 2017

We must protect the forests for our children…

  "We must protect the forests for our children,

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03 Mar 2017

Explaining unschooling to skeptics

  This article by a mother in India provides

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