Welcome to the world of Hornet and Hippo. These three books offer a playful way to normalize our emotional world and share skills to help us stay calm, curious, and connected to the moment. The collection of books includes a workbook to help with big fears and anger, a set of six mindfulness-based stories with activities, and a picture book with an exploration of curiosity.
Hornets and Hippos: How to Use Imagination, Mindfulness, and Brain Science to Decrease Fear and Anger and Reach Your Goals
“Hornets & Hippos” is a program for parents and children from 6 to 12 years old that teaches families how anxiety, anger, and the stress responses work. The animal-friendly imagery and mindfulness techniques presented in this workbook will teach children about their ‘hornet-brain’ (amygdala) and ‘hippo-brain’ (hippocampus), and offer them ways to reduce and manage high anxiety and stress moments.
Inside this workbook, you and your child will discover helpful worksheets, guided meditations, and other easy-to-remember techniques that will, over time, develop a home routine to help your child find more calm and peace of mind.
Hornet and Hippo Count the Stars
Hornet and Hippo Count the Stars is a collection of six stories geared for children 4–10 with mindfulness concepts woven in. These concepts are explored further through parent and teacher prompts, which provide guidance on ways to build concepts of acceptance, the negativity bias, child mindset, patience verses reactivity, letting go, and breathing skills into a child’s everyday life. With a beautifully detailed map of their home, Hornet and Hippo blend the sweetness of Frog and Toad storytelling with science to help children get in touch with their emotions and their amazing brains. Perfect for families, schools, and yoga classes for children.
Hornet and Hippo: A Great Day to Find
Hippo wants to find mushrooms and Hornet thinks the idea is gross, questioning “Why would we want to find mushrooms? Aren’t they slimy and stinky?” They stay curious long enough to find all sorts of things, including something big that no one was even looking for. After reading this story, you and your child’s nature walks may never be the same. For Preschoolers – 2nd Grade.
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What is Hornets & Hippos?
Developed by licensed child psychologist, Margaret Ann Jessop, PsyD, Hornets & Hippos is a program for parents and kids aged 6-12 that teaches families how anxiety, anger and the stress responses work, and helps children curb their anxiety and anger through animal-friendly imagery and mindfulness.
Hornets and Hippos can be presented in a day long workshop, in 4-week segments, in yoga classes, or a stand alone workbook for home. Kids will learn how to access their ‘hornet brain’ and ‘hippo brain’ to reduce high anxiety and stress moments. Hornets & Hippos helps your child develop a home routine that will, over time, enable your child to develop more calm and peace of mind.
To find out when the next workshop will be held, please visit the upcoming events page.