Regular readers of Life Unexpected will know that Evie is cleaning mad! Every time Evie so much as sees a mop, a duster or a hoover, she loves to jump in and help me to clean. So much so, she inspired me to write a post titled ‘10 Chores For A Three Year Old‘, where you can see her in full action. Does your kid love helping around the house to? If they do, I have just the treat for you!
Casdon Toy Dyson Ball Vacuum Cleaner
When the chance came up to review the new Casdon Toy Dyson Ball Vacuum Cleaner, we jumped at the chance. Have you seen it? It looks so cool and very realistic.
If you have a cleaning enthusiast on your hands, or a little one who just adores role play, this is such a great toy for them! As Casdon say, if you must tidy, tidy in style!
The Hoover Works! Yes Really!
This cute Dyson Vacuum cleaner is a direct replica of the latest Dyson ball model! It twists and turns just like the real thing, it looks exactly like the hoover and guess what…it actually works!
Yes, really! This hoover has a suction so your little one can actually clean up real debris. I’m feeling pretty jammy about that particular point because my daughter is forever wanting to help me clean my house. Having her follow me around with a toy hoover that actually cleans is a huge bonus.
The suction isn’t as powerful as a regular Dyson, but it’s definitely fun and Evie loves throwing things down (especially sparkly sequins) and trying to hoover them back up again.
Dyson Ball Vacuum Cleaner: The Features
The hoover has two switches in order to activate it. The first one is located on the back. This helps you to switch on the suction, so you can start hoovering.
As soon as the suction begins, so does the realistic sounds of the hoover. You can hear it whirling about and Evie always gets so excited when it’s ready to go.
The second switch is located on the front, where you would find it on the real hoover. It’s a giant red button and this activates the front clear cylinder.
The clear cylinder has a simulated cyclone action. Inside it has colourful balls that move and spin around when the button is activated. This coupled with the sounds of the hoover, makes it extremely realistic. But the colourful beads give it a really playful, fun touch.
The Hoover In Action
As soon as we opened the box and realised it was a realistic hoover, we couldn’t wait to try it out. Especially as the box said that it had a removable dustbin where you could empty the debris, just like with a real hoover.
We threw down some sequins and some pompoms and Evie got straight to work hoovering them up. The sequins were sucked up in seconds. The little pom poms were a little bit more tricky but also went up very quickly.
The hoover twists and turns, just like the real Dyson and it’s so easy for little ones to push around, turn corners with and even get under, and into, the trickiest of spaces.
At the back of the hoover you’ll find the removable dustbin. To take it out, the hoover must be bolt upright and with one hand you simply push down on the red button, so you can pull the dustbin out.
It was a bit tricky to master at first, bit easy enough for my 3 year old daughter to do alone. Evie emptied her sequins straight back onto the floor so she could start all over again.
The dustbin has a little clear plastic latch, which stops whatever you’ve collected from falling out. To empty it, you need to lift the latch so you can tip it out. This is great for if you happen to collect real debris and dust. Your toddler can easily empty it without it accidentally falling everywhere.
I am so impressed with the attention to detail of this toy. They really have made a true to life replica for kids to enjoy.
Development Of Key Life Skills
Evie is absolutely obsessed with her new hoover and has spent so much time cleaning our house. Our house is pretty clean and tidy anyway, but Evie has came tutting to me several times about the mess in our living room. The other day she proudly presented me with some popcorn which she’d hoovered up from our movie night, the night before.
Not only is this hoover really fun for kids, but I love how much it teaches them as well. It’s realistic role play and it’s teaching Evie responsibility and also some key life skills. Evie loves mimicking grown ups and feels very special to have this true to life hoover of her own.
Since having the Dyson Ball Vacuum Cleaner, I’ve also noticed how much it is helping with Evie’s hand eye co-ordination and fine motor skills. She is very clumsy and clutsy, but she’s been really concentrating on the way she’s pushing the hoover about and how she’s holding it, making sure not to bang into things. She’s also getting very good at cleaning up any mess she finds, even in the most hard to reach places.
The hoover is also encouraging independent play. She loves going off with this hoover and I keep finding her making up scenarios with herself. The other day I heard her announce ‘just look at this mess’. I peeked into the living to see what had happened, only to realise she was using her imagination and thoroughly cleaning the room with her new hoover.
Lastly, the working suction and cyclone action is really helping Evie to understand cause and effect. She knows if she throws anything down, the hoover will suck it up and she also knows it will collect in the back and will need to be emptied before it gets too full.
All in all we are very happy with the Toy Dyson Ball Vacuum Cleaner. It RRPs at about £21.99 and I think that’s more than worth it, especially as this toy will last for years! It’s the perfect toy for encouraging your kids to get involved in helping around the house more and for helping them to develop important life skills.
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Evie is keeping her hoover proudly stored next to ours in the cleaning cupboard. I can’t wait to see what else she learns and discovers from using it.
What do you think of the Toy Dyson Ball Vacuum Cleaner? Is it something your kids would love? Let me know in the comments below!
I was sent the Dyson Toy Ball Vacuum Cleaner for the purpose of this review. All opinions are honest and my own.