Gesundheit! from GIANTmicrobes

With the end of one season, comes the beginning of another! Soon we’ll be hearing sneezing, sniffles, and coughs – but there’s a way to prevent all of that! IMG_8762 GIANTmicrobes is offering a family of common cold goodies to be sold on Educents for 16% OFF! Not only are these little plushies great for cuddles, they can teach you and your kids tips on how to keep germ-free and other facts about the common cold (Rhinovirus)! Screen Shot 2014-08-12 at 1.00.46 PM For example, did you know there are over 250 different kinds of common cold viruses? Rhinovirus is the most common though, and it is the cause of about 35% of colds! From soap dispensers to cuddle buddies, GIANTmicrobes has it all to keep your family healthy for this year’s cold seasons!

How can you use this to teach your children? 

1. You can use this supplementary curriculum to help your child understand that not all Rhinoviruses are as cute as the ones you have in front of you! Teach them how germs can spread, and how they can prevent themselves from getting the sniffles. They are definitely fun to play with, but the common cold is not fun to have!

2. Play a game of catch! For each toss back and forth, see if they can remember one fact about the Rhinovirus, or if they can think of a way that they can keep germ free! The products at GIANTmicrobes are definitely microbes you’ll want to catch in order to keep the real ones away! Whether it’s in a classroom or at home, these microbes can teach your kids a lesson that will keep them healthy all season long and for years to come.

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