Before school starts, I make sure to stock up on back to school items which are a necessity like crayons, papers, glue and of course products which will keep my daughter clean and sanitized like anti-microbial wet wipes, pocket tissue, hand sanitizers and the likes.
Giant Microbes is a company which offers educational plush toys and products which are great for back to school. The previously sent me a Rhinovirus - A Common Cold Virus Plush Toy which my daughters loved so much (read my review HERE) and recently, they sent me the products pictured above which is a perfect reminder that summer is almost over and that school days are here again.
The GIANTMicrobes Liquid Soap Dispenser looks exactly like a Cold Virus when viewed under the microscope only a million times bigger than the actual virus. Oh I can't imagine having a virus THIS BIG inside my body! LOL. :) I love how they made the soap dispenser look cute and not scary, considering that having a cold is almost scary. My daughters were delighted with the cute soap dispenser and I told them that the soap dispenser looks like a Common Cold Virus. My 6 year old daughter proudly told me that this virus causes runny nose and cough and fever. I'm so happy because she still remembers the facts I told her last year when we received the plush toy. :) The soap dispenser doesn't actually have soap inside so I filled it with our hand soap at home and set it up inside our bathroom. I love how this cute soap dispenser is a great reminder for my daughters to always wash their hands to prevent the spread of germs.
The second product I received is a GIANTMicrobe Flu Virus Plush. The Orthomyxovirus or Flu Virus Plush looks way cuter than the actual flu virus under the microscope. My 6 year old daughter told me she wanted the Flu Virus Plus toy and named him Fluey. :) The card attached to the Flu Virus Plush toy has some great facts about the actual flu virus and I read it to my daughters. I also told them that in order to prevent the spread of the flu virus, they should always wash their hands and cover their nose and mouth when they sneeze or cough.
GIANTMicrobes also offers other products which will serve as a reminder for students, parents and teachers to wash their hands to prevent the spread of germs like:
Neurons are the cells responsible for sending, receiving, and interpreting information from all parts of the body and has the following parts:
The Cell Body which is the one with the eyes is the largest part of the Neuron is the one which acts as the powerhouse of the a Neuron. It consists of the nucleus, the cytoplasm and other cell components. The tentacle-looking branches are the Dendrites which carry signals toward the neuron. The Axon is the long tail-like part which carry signals away from the cell body.
Okay so those are the basic stuff for Neurons and I explained it as simple as possible. :) I told my daughters the parts of the Brain Cell or Neuron but I think they're still too young to remember it but I'm glad that they can already identify the plush as a Brain Cell.This is a great product to serve as a reminder for my daughter that it's time for her to do her homework when she comes home from school before doing anything else. :)
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Now who would like to win the same set of products I received? GIANTMicrobes has generously offered a giveaway for my readers for the same back to school products I received! You'll have the chance to win the GIANTMicrobes Soap Dispenser, Brain Cell Plush and Flu Virus Plush. Just head on to the rafflecopter below to enter. Good Luck! :)
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