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

28 Feb 2017

Let’s talk PANTS!

  The sexual abuse of children has dominated the

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22 Feb 2017

NICE advice to look for ‘soft’ signs of child abuse

  Professionals who come into regular contact with children

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20 Feb 2017

Heading footballs can injure adolescents’ brains as well

  For some years there has been concern about

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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

28 Feb 2017

The conversation I almost missed & the future it could’ve cost

  This thought-provoking blog delves deep into how the

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27 Feb 2017

Why kids need minimalism

  "Childhood of today is beyond messy and cluttered.

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24 Feb 2017

The Young Brain

20 Dec 2016

Oppositional defiance or faulty neuroception?

  When our children's behaviour veers towards the extreme,

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13 Dec 2016

Brain tests predict children’s futures

  A study in New Zealand in which the

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Play and Creativity

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
19 Feb 2017

How to encourage our children to write

  Helping your child learn to write might be

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Children and Reading

03 Feb 2017

Invest in libraries, not phonics tests

  The teaching of phonics has always been a

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27 Jan 2017

How classic comics gave way to garish magazines

  The types of comics beloved by those of

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Spirit of the Child

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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20 Feb 2017

Children of alcoholic parents calling helpline for bedtime stories

  There are some 2.5 million children of alcoholics

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Early Learning

27 Feb 2017

Teaching children to play with fire

  At a day centre in Berlin, artist Kain

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24 Feb 2017
18 Feb 2017

Little people, big data

  Should we really be testing our youngest children,

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Digital World

19 Feb 2017
13 Feb 2017

Screens aren’t zombifying your children

  There is so much debate around screen time

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01 Feb 2017

Infographic: Guidelines for Kids & Screen Time

  "You might know that for a long 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

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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26 Oct 2016

Children as equals… a collaborative approach

  "In recent decades there has been a great

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UK Policymaking

19 Feb 2017

An overview of playwork qualifications in the UK

  "Changes to the regulatory framework and a steep

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18 Feb 2017
13 Feb 2017

We need an education system that works for the whole of society

  Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, is joining with

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Global Policymaking

13 Feb 2017

Compulsory Self-Directed Learning?

  Can something be self-directed and compulsory? A new

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24 Jan 2017

Inspirations

27 Feb 2017

It’s time for a real revolution in Britain’s schools

  Our world is changing rapidly and the challenges

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24 Feb 2017

Mom of 4 showed what childhood is like without tv and gadgets

  Niki Boon documents her children's experiences on their

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19 Feb 2017

How a mummy made of cardboard brought new life to my daughter

  Under the saddest of circumstances, Carl Gorham learned

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