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

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

17 Jul 2017

Children ‘exercise less as they get older’

  A new survey from Public Health England and

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02 Jun 2017
02 Jun 2017

TVs in children’s bedrooms ‘increase risk of obesity’

  A study by scientists as University College London

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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

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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19 Mar 2017

How to parent without limitations

  It's hard to strike a balance between protecting

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The Young Brain

28 Jun 2017

The science of neglect

  Extensive biological and developmental research shows significant neglect—the

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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

19 Jul 2017

‘Junk play’: urban adventure playgrounds hit by austerity

  Are cities across the UK becoming increasingly hostile

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21 May 2017
19 May 2017

Play – a right of childhood

  There's a growing concern worldwide that children are

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Children and Reading

11 Jul 2017
11 Jul 2017
11 Jul 2017

Spirit of the Child

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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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

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 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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17 May 2017

Children and the Media

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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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

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

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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04 Jul 2017

Ministers ‘in the dark’ over scale of child vulnerability

  Children's Commissioner, Anne Longfield, has found that well

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29 Jun 2017

Global Policymaking

03 Jul 2017
02 Jun 2017
20 May 2017

Inspirations

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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13 Jul 2017

Paddington Bear: the story of the refugee and a message of kindness

  Michael Bond, the creator of Paddington Bear who

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