Young kids love to copy Mom and Dad's activities, and what better activity to copy than cleaning up the house? Getting them into the habit now could even make those coming teenage years a little more bearable for parents. It will also give them life skills they will need to clean up after themselves when they move away from home (their future roommates and spouses will thank you).
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Cleaning Trolley (by Theo Klein)
The Theo Klein Cleaning Trolley contains a mop, broom, brush broom, dustpan, and mop bucket—and this cleaning kit even comes complete with a trolley to store all your cleaning tools and supplies. Not only will your little helper have all the tools they need to help, but a built-in the storage system will keep their cleaning tools cleaned up. There are small parts, so it is only for ages three years and up.
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The PlayGo cleaning cart contains a mop, broom, brush broom, dustpan, bucket, and real working water sprayer. In addition, the electronic vacuum and cleaning cart make this toy a super addition to a child's working fun. The neutral red, yellow, green, and blue colors make this a good choice for both boys and girls, all of whom will enjoy real working lights and sounds. It's for ages three years and up.
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Let's Play House! Dust, Sweep and Mop (from Melissa and Doug)
Although this set includes only a mop, broom, duster, and dustpan, the pieces are quite sturdy, with wooden handles that provide children a more lasting set of cleaning toys. This is a classic toy set that might even be passed down to a future generation. This six-piece set includes a dustpan that snaps onto the handles of all the other tools. It's best for ages three to six years.
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Cleaning Gift Set (from Kidz Delight)
This cleaning set is geared towards young toddlers and includes a hand vacuum cleaner with such a cute, eye-appealing design. Sam the broom rolls his eyes, giggles, and talks when children sweep with him. The dustpan helps clean up any messes Sam sweeps up. The hand vacuum uses AA batteries, included with the toy. It's for ages three years and up.Continue to 5 of 5 below.
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Ball Vacuum With Real Suction and Sound (by Dyson)
Here's a power cleaning tool that actually works. Gentle suction will pick up "toy" dirt particles of small bits of paper or polystyrene balls. The canister has colorful balls that spin in cyclone fashion, and the toy has real-life sounds for fun realism. This toy used four C batteries. It's for ages three years and up.