Based on the best-selling 2 volume set, Harry the Hypno-potamus: Metaphorical Tales for Children, this deck of playing cards features animals found in a zoo. But it is more than just animal pictures. Each card has a unique self-regulation skill for children that include breathing techniques, muscle relaxation techniques, mental imagery or ego-strengthening--all of which are designed to be non-threatening to a child.
They can be effectively used by clinicians, teachers, parents or by the children themselves. By following the instructions on each card, children can learn to self-regulate themselves. Make up your own games with this full 52-card deck or use any of the following specially designed card games:
Hide the Hippo. The person left holding the Hippo is the winner.
Remember to Remember. This is a memory card game to find and match animals.
Hippo Pass. Cards are passed around the table and the winner is the person who is the first to have all animal pairs in his hand.
Go Fish in the Zoo. The winner is the one to match the most pairs of animals.
For grades 2-5.
Linda Thomson, PhD, APRN, ABMH, has been a pediatric nurse practitioner for thirty-seven years working in both family and pediatric practice. She is an Approved Consultant in Clinical Hypnosis, a Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Hypnosis and President-elect of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. She is the author of the two-volume set, Harry the Hypno-potamus: Metaphorical Tales for Children and the CD, Stress-Free Surgery: A Self-Relaxation Program to Help You Prepare for and Recover from Surgery.