KIP CLUB with Miss. Taniesha
This month: "Mind Matters"
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. KIP Club attendees will listen to stories, play games and do crafts that all are centered around the idea of understanding our own mental health and how we can create and promote positive mental health in ourselves and others.
Why is this so important?
"Good mental health allows children to think clearly, develop socially and learn new skills. Additionally, good friends and encouraging words from adults are all important for helping children develop self confidence, high self-esteem, and a healthy emotional outlook on life."
Background about KIP CLUB:
KIP stands for Knowledge Is Power. It is also the name of my 5 ½ month old Blue Heeler puppy. Kip Adrienne is super smart and she loves to play and explore. So when I put together my furry best friend and the idea that knowledge is power, I got a pretty exciting idea for the after school library club! Think about it… how does one gain knowledge? Well, there are lots of ways actually, but in short they explore and experience new things. KIP CLUB will be all about learning and discovering new things while playing and having fun! There will be rotating activities such as building with Legos, going on nature adventures, creating art projects, reading stories, doing our own creative writing and more!
How can my child attend?
Children in grades K-5 who have a signed permission slip (for their appropriate grade level on the correct program date and time) will be able to ride the bus to the corner of the library's street. They will be greeted by a library staff member and walked down the road and into the library. Parents/caregivers are responsible for pick up after the program ends. In the event that KIP CLUB is offered during school breaks or weekends, parents/caregivers are responsible for drop off and pick up. Pre-registration will be required.