Mini Movers is being funded by BBC Children in Need who have given a whopping £70,437 grant that will keep the project going for the next three years. Sessions will start in September at the Brendon Lawrence Sports Centre and will run three times a week during term time with parents welcome to bring their children along to as many sessions as they like.
There’s a chance for babies to join in with soft play, lap games and songs; while kids aged 18 months to 4 years can take part in activities like bat and ball games, dance, gymnastics and imaginary play.
Jonathan Morley from The Renewal Trust tells us, “Active play can give babies and children the best possible start in life, helping to keep them happy and healthy physically, mentally and emotionally. Thanks to Children in Need, the sessions are free too – which is a huge bonus for parents.”
It’s hoped that the scheme will encourage children to socialise, make friends and grow in confidence from an early age. Older kids will be encouraged to show newcomers the ropes and take part in votes to determine their favourite activities. There will also be celebration events throughout the year recognising and rewarding children’s achievements and giving them the chance to share what they’re learning with family and friends.
To top it all off, The Renewal Trust runs a whole range of sports for children and young people at Brendon Lawrence Sports Centre so if your nippers enjoy Mini Movers they can move onto other sports as they grow, including football and tennis.
To find out more and register your interest email [email protected] or call 0115 911 2226
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