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 Feb 2018

Mindfulness for babies

  Aislinn Marek runs mindfulness sessions for babies in

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18 Oct 2017

Babies can learn the value of hard work

  As parents, we sometimes feel that we need

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29 Aug 2017

Baby brains

  A delightful, funny and cautionary tale with a

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Child Health

13 Feb 2018

Children as young as three are self-harming

  There is much concern about the growing number

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13 Jan 2018

Limit children to two sugary snacks a day, parents told

  According to Public Health England (PHE), children in

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12 Dec 2017

‘Stark’ increase in overweight youngsters

  A new study of some 12,000 children aged

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Children and Nature

06 Oct 2017
12 Jun 2017

Mindful Parenting

19 Jan 2018

It’s all about relationship

  "Happy and resilient children are made, not born."

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04 Dec 2017

Closing the tech gender gap starts in childhood

  Overwhelming evidence exists to show that the early

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18 Oct 2017

How to talk to your child about mental health

  With more and more children suffering from mental

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The Young Brain

21 Nov 2017

Pre-school brain training: Brits need to look at other countries

  Despite the fact that most educators believe baseline

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15 Oct 2017

Why babies brains are the ‘best learning machines ever created’

  Scientists have long lauded the benefits of introducing

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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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Play and Creativity

12 Feb 2018
04 Jan 2018

UK housing body calls for focus on children’s play

  The National House Building Council (NHBC), in collaboration

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22 Oct 2017

‘Kids just don’t make things any more’

  The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) is concerned about

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Children and Reading

02 Jan 2018

Don’t read too much into the Pirls literacy test results

  According to Pirls (progress in international reading literacy

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04 Dec 2017
10 Nov 2017

How to use picture books to get your class talking about emotions

  Across the centuries, storytelling has always been a

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Spirit of the Child

21 Nov 2017

Young people out of love with their own bodies, says report

  The British Council's Youth Select Committee has launched

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07 Nov 2017

It’s official: muddy kids learn best

  Outdoor learning appears to be breaking into mainstream

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Early Learning

13 Oct 2017

Hard evidence: at what age are children ready for school?

  The debate around the age at which children

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19 Sep 2017

Digital World

13 Feb 2018

Is social media causing childhood depression?

  A number of recent studies are linking mental

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04 Jan 2018

Schools ‘should help children with social media risk’

  Children's Commissioner, Anne Longfield, has called for schools

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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

12 Dec 2017

Not so sure that they are ‘Bold Beginnings’

  Controversy rages over Bold Beginnings, Ofsted's report into

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05 Dec 2017

Ofsted reception curriculum report: the 15 recommendations

  In its controversial new report on the way

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21 Nov 2017

Global Policymaking

09 Feb 2018

Baby PISA is just around the corner. So why is no one talking about it?

  There is much activity worldwide in the standardisation

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10 Jan 2018

Age of children starting school to be raised

  Children in Cyprus will be starting school at

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13 Nov 2017

Inspirations

13 Feb 2018

The most innovative schools in the world

  As the UK holds onto the old, factory

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12 Dec 2017

Play gives the child the best foundation for LIFE

  Unstructured play is so important for the health

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13 Nov 2017

WeWork founders start an elementary school called WeGrow

  Rebekah and Adam Nauman, Founders of WeWork, an

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