There is a £17.99 toy Dyson hoover available on Amazon which actually cleans the floor, as well as keeping the kids entertained.
Kids are great at many things, from getting their own way to occasionally being adorable. But what many kids are not great at is household chores, which makes the toy Dyson hoover the perfect way to make the kids contribute to the household chores without even realising…
As you have probably assumed, the hoover is not as strong as a full-size Dyson, so don’t expect to be able to clean your entire house from top to bottom. But what is great about this toy is that as well as keeping the kids quiet, it also teaches them being tidy is a great habit to have.
With the Dyson’s suction switched on, the hoover will be able to collect up any of your little mess-makers’ smalls pieces of paper and dirt.
The prices range – available on Amazon for as low as £15 ($19) – and they come in a variety of bright colours to select from: red, purple, pink or yellow.
With an average of four out of five stars based off a collection of over 4050 reviews on Amazon, the hoover has certainly impressed.
One reviewer, Kelsie, wrote: “Our son, 1 1/2-years-old, is OBSESSED with vacuums and carpet cleaners. He has nearly broken my vacuum a few times because it’s a bit too large for him to maneuver.
“We got him this for Christmas, and it was the only gift he cared about. He wouldn’t open any other gifts after getting to it. His sister had to do the rest of them.
“He has been “vacuuming” for 4 days straight. When I vacuum, he follows along side me with it. It is a lot quieter than I expected. The sound doesn’t get annoying. I love it! If it ever breaks, I’ll buy him another.”
Recent studies have shown that kids actually want to help around the house. The earlier you get your kids to pick up the mop or dry the pots, the more likely it is that they will continue this habit later in life, without so much complaining and tantrums.
Research has also revealed that kids who started completing chores at a young age are more likely to have success in a professional setting. So, why not grab a toy that not only entertains them but actually ticks off one of your long lists of chores?
If you’re more of a Henry hoover type of family, the company behind the toy Dyson hoover, Casdon, also has a Little Henry Hoover that is available in both red and pink. What could possibly be more adorable than a hoover that has a happy face and a beaming smile? As well as a jolly face, the hoover serves an actual function by collecting up pieces of paper and small bead-like objects.
The hoover is currently listed on Amazon for £27 ($34) and is eligible for Prime shipping.
If you don’t think this will motivate the kids to do the chores, why don’t you read about the parent taxi app, which charges your kids for car journeys through chores. So no more trips to their mates unless they finish washing the car!
Aimee is a Media & Communications graduate from Birmingham City University with a passion for everything related to cats, milkshakes and Oreo-flavoured consumables. You will often find Aimee typing furiously equipped with a Greggs’ sausage roll and a gingerbread man.