Sunday, 17 May 2015
Dyson Ball Toy Vacuum Cleaner
When my little man was younger, about 2 years old, he was obsessed with things like vacuum cleaners, brooms and scoops. He even preferred them to actual toys, and couldn't understand why I wasn't keen for him to play with them. A couple of Christmases ago we bought him a pricey toy vacuum cleaner which sadly didn't last long. Eddie is still very eager to help me with cleaning. Though our Dyson is pretty bulky, I let him help me with the cleaning. At the same time Eddie is very good at the role play and pretending that he's the man of the house who helps his Mummy.
When Dyson Ball Toy Vacuum Cleaner was delivered for reviewing, I was amazed that the replica looked just like the real thing, only smaller in size.
It's wonderfully life-like, right down to the last detail, and is great for realistic role play.
You will need 4 C batteries (they are not included with the toy). It comes in a box in two pieces, when you slot them together, the vacuum cleaner stands at 63cm high.
When the toy is on, the coloured crumbs in the cyclone cylinder fly around inside. Working suction action makes this toy different from the other replica vacuum cleaners. Great fun!
The suggested age range is 3-8 years, but I think that it's probably more suitable for the younger end of the range. Somehow I doubt that the savvy 8-year-olds will be much interested in this toy. Saying that, it depends on each individual child.
It could be a useful toy for children with special needs, as it provides a striking visual stimulation. It also encourages hand-to-eye coordination and motor skills (that is great for both children with special needs as well as younger mainstream children).
You can watch the Dyson Ball Toy Vacuum Cleaner in action in this cute video from Cadson Toys.
For a full range of educational and imaginative toys, visit Cadson.
Disclosure: we received the toy vacuum cleaner for the purposes of testing and reviewing. All opinions are Eddie's and mine.