Whether you’re a teacher, a science lover, or a parent who wants to teach their kids about germs.. I have something amazing to tell you about- Giant Microbes.
These little furry creatures come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and germs. They have everything from Athlete’s Foot to the kissing disease. You might be asking yourself “what exactly are Giant Microbes?” They are cute little plush germs that represent your favorite or NOT so favorite germs!
They are so cute and loveable that they make the perfect “learning” toy for kids! Each germ comes with an informational card that tells what the virus is and exactly how it is spread between people.
The GERM that we received was Rotavirus, which is also commonly referred to as the “Stomach Bug.” It is now known that most kids get Rotavirus before the age of 5. Worldwide- more than 450,000 kids die from this disease yearly, although in the U.S. it is known and treatable with water mixed with a small amount of salt and sugar (because of severe hydration).
Countries that have the Rotavirus vaccination have less hospitalizations and infections. I love that this not only teaches kids about germs, but it also taught ME! I didn’t know how severely this could harm children and that most countries don’t have the vaccination.
Giant Microbes have so many different cute little stuffed germs that they are hard to resist. Adisyn thinks her “Rotavirus” is a kitty though.. I have NO idea why— Kids!
Here are some other cutesy Giant Microbes:
Here is a link to Giant Microbes full catalog where you can find the entire Giant Microbe collection.