Top 6 Cleaning Toy Sets for Children

Promote fun and help develop good habits

Girl cleaning kitchen floor with mop, smiling, low angle view

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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).

Little kids love to play at cleaning. They love to sweep and vacuum. They'll wash pretend dishes for hours at a time. A toy mop or broom is a dream come true. These cleaning sets will delight kids and help develop good cleaning habits at the best possible age. 

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    Dirt Devil Junior

    Dirt Devil cleaning set


    This toy Dirt Devil vacuum cleaner looks just like the big one and has realistic lights and sounds. However, it is safe for small kids (ages three years and up) because it doesn't produce any suction. Your little one will feel like an important part of the cleaning crew until he is old enough for the real thing. Pair it with a toy cleaning set.

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    Cleaning Trolley (by Theo Klein)

    Theo Klein Cleaning Trolley for kids


    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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    My Cleaning Trolley Set With Hand Vacuum (by PlayGo)

    My Cleaning Trolley Set


    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)

    Melissa and Doug's cleaning set


    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)

    Kidz Delight Gift Set


    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. 

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    Ball Vacuum With Real Suction and Sound (by Dyson)

    Dyson ball toy vacuum


    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.