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As grown ups, chores like cleaning up our homes aren’t really something we’d think of as a fun pastime. Kids who love to play make believe, however, always get a kick out of “helping” their parents with those tasks. It makes them feel like big boys and girls, which is why things like toy vacuums are such a big hit with them. If you’ve ever watched your kid or grandkid playing with one of their cleaning toys and wished they were functional, you’re in luck — there’s a toy vacuum you can buy them that actually sucks up stuff from the floor!
Built to look like a mini-version of the super powerful Dyson vacuums, the Casdan toy ($59.99, Amazon) is just the right size for preschoolers and is recommended for kids three and up. The small bits and bobs that come with it could be a little too hazardous for any younger children. The product description explains that it is designed to pick up small pieces of paper and other small pieces of debris with a mild suction that comes with a softer, less scary sound than full-fledged vacuums. There are also fun colorful balls jumping up and down when it’s switched on, similar to the old-school toy vacuums from the past.
With over 2,000 reviews, several parents raved about how much their little ones love playing with it and how it helps keep their home clean in the process. One mom wrote, “My son LOVES this thing. He follows me around the entire house with it and just has a blast.” Of course, it is still a toy and won’t be able to pick up much other than lint and paper, but that’s still less for you to clean up later. If your kid is looking for something with more power, you might want to invest in a small dust buster instead. Either way, the kiddos in your life will have fun while also developing their motor skills and learning life skills.