When I was asked to review this KidzLane Dyson play vacuum I had to laugh, because I had already bought one for The Bean for Christmas. Of course I instantly knew I should review it for the my gift guide, The Bean can’t be the only two year old who loves to help clean!
So I took out the vacuum. Setting it up is easy, the handle attaches quickly with a single snap, then you install 4 C batteries (not included) and you’re ready to go. This vacuum has some awesome features:
- . There is a real suction that can pick up small pieces of paper or sequins. This is great for teaching cause and effect and adds to the realism of the toy. There is a small container in the back that collects whatever is sucked up. It pops out easily to empty and is entirely plastic so it was easy to wash out.
- The spinning cyclone in the front is filled with foam balls and not plastic beads, so it is not loud like some other toys.
- The suction can be turned on and off separately from the cyclone, so The Bean can still enjoy the toy without the suction (great when he wants to help me clean the kitchen but I don’t want him accidentally sucking up after dinner crumbs.
- The Dyson Play Vacuum looks and moves just like a real Dyson Ball Vacuum, so kids feel like they’re using the real thing.
- It is lightweight and easy to maneuver.
I was impressed with how quiet it was. When I read “suction’ and “cyclone” I imagined a loud toy, but this is pretty much silent! The height is perfect for children. Not only did The Bean love it, but his brothers did too.
Why do I love it?
Because this is the kind of toy that can easily be made educational. Tearing up small bits of paper, sequins or beads allows kids to vacuum up a mess on their own, learning how vacuums work. I also think this is a fantastic and important form of role playing for children. Using toys like this allows children to learn about important skills, like cleaning – something that we can only hope will spill over into their teenage years (hahaha haha… I’m not crying, really).
The only thing I’m not crazy about is the 4 C batteries, I hope they last a while with the suction. I will probably update this at some point to let you know about how long we were able to use the same batteries.
Other than that, this is by far the best play vacuum I’ve seen. It looks so real the kids don’t even realize it’s a toy, and there’s so many nice features, this is probably one of my favorite toys off the list this year!
Batteries: 4 C, not included
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