When my eldest child was about two I started looking for pre-school sports and activity classes for him. My husband and I both enjoy sport and have a keen interest in cricket, so I was amazed to find that there was a pre-school class for a lot of sports, but not cricket. And so, Little Cricket was born (at least in my head anyway!)
The UK's Chief Medical Officers recommend that children under five who can walk should be physically active for 180 minutes (three hours) spread throughout the day, including all activity intensities from light through to vigorous activity. Sadly, only 9% of children aged 2-4 years in England meet the physical activity recommendations and 84% participate in less than one hour of physical activity per day.
Whilst I saw the opportunity to launch a pre-school cricket activity class, I wanted Little Cricket to be more than just bats and balls, I wanted the classes to be somewhere that pre-school girls and boys could grow, develop and learn through cricket.
So Little Cricket has been developed on four core principles:
We hope you are as excited about Little Cricket as we are and hope to see you and your child at one of our classes in York very soon.
Melissa & the Little Cricket team.