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

05 Apr 2018
05 Apr 2018

How babies learn – and why robots can’t compete

If we could understand how the infant mind develops,

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13 Feb 2018

Mindfulness for babies

  Aislinn Marek runs mindfulness sessions for babies in

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Child Health

16 May 2018

Sharp rise under-11s referred for mental health help

  A new report from the NSPCC indicates that

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17 Mar 2018

Too much TV at age 2 makes for less healthy adolescents

  According to new study from researchers at Université

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16 Mar 2018

UK ‘lagging’ on health outcomes for babies and young children

  According to the Nuffield Trust and Royal College

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Children and Nature

05 Apr 2018

Bringing nature back into children’s lives

Playcore's new guidebook, Nature Grounds®: Putting Nature Into Play™ offer

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29 Mar 2018
14 Mar 2018

Our kids can save the planet – if we teach them how

  There is increasing concern for the future of

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Mindful Parenting

05 Apr 2018

How parents’ arguments really affect their children

  All parents argue at times, but the way

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17 Mar 2018

Too much technology: children growing up with weak hands, fingers

  British pediatric doctors are reporting that children are

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19 Jan 2018

It’s all about relationship

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

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The Young Brain

17 Mar 2018

Beyond the 30 million word gap

  At the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at

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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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Play and Creativity

17 May 2018

‘Schools are killing creativity’

  Education expert, Sir Ken Robinson, is globally renowned

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15 Mar 2018

Cuts to drama teaching in schools are a scandal, says Lenny Henry

  A new National Theatre programme has been launched

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Children and Reading


Spirit of the Child

12 Apr 2018

Kids must be willing to fail if they want to succeed

  As parents, we can be guilty of obsessing

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20 Mar 2018
15 Mar 2018

Early Learning

11 May 2018

The state of early childhood

  In her passionate blog, Rae Pica, talks about

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10 May 2018

Motor skills are vital to children’s development

  Sally Goddard Blythe is director of the Institute

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17 Apr 2018

Parent distraction can hinder babies’ language skills

  Mobile phones have rather taken over our lives,

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Digital World

17 May 2018

AI will soon beat pupils taught knowledge-based curriculum

  More and more concern is being expressed about

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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

16 May 2018
13 Apr 2018

Outdoor learning grows in Scotland as grasp of benefits takes root

  More and more educators and policymakers are lauding

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09 Apr 2018

Global Policymaking

11 Apr 2018
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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Inspirations

09 Apr 2018
05 Apr 2018

No time for a story?

  Parents are busier than ever, it seems, and

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15 Mar 2018