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Great for little helpers!
ELC Cleaning Set
Member Name: pootlegirl
ELC Cleaning Set
Advantages: Allows little ones to help out with tools perfectly sized for them.
Disadvantages: If using for real mopping,the mop head could be a little fuller, but fine if only ever pretending
My daughter has always loved helping, whether in the house or in the garden. As soon as she sees me cleaning she has to go get herself a cloth and help out, if I put my gardening gloves on she instantly fetches hers. So when my friend asked what to get her for her 2nd birthday I suggested this set. At the time I think it was £8, it is now £10.
By this point she was already trying to sweep up with our big kitchen brush and 'helping' when we mopped the kitchen floor. She would insist on helping push the mop around which was no easy feat for either of us, so when I saw this set I knew instantly that we would all love it!
The set comprises of a dustpan and brush, a long handled brush and a mop. All the perfect size/length for little ones to use. It originally only came in pale blue, but it is now available in pink (which bizarrely seems comes with a blue brush for the dustpan) or blue with a red/yellow dustpan set. Not being a 'pink' person I was perfectly happy with pale blue!
The long handled brush and mop have red plastic hanging loops on the top and the dustpan and brush have a hole in the handle for hooking up, just like grown up ones! The set doesn't come with a stand like some cleaning sets, but we just put hooks up in the cupboard where we keep our cleaning tools and they all hook on without any problems!
We have not used this as a playset! It has been used to help clean the kitchen just like real cleaning tools! And before you call social services, my daughter does this out of choice! Now when I mop my daughter gets her mop out and mops with me! I wouldn't say it is a particularly effective mop for removing dirt and grime, but it is a very effective way of occupying her whilst I mop! Similarly the long handled brush and dustpan and brush are used regularly for sweeping up after tea. My daughter really enjoys helping out and it's nice having something that is so easy for her to use, adult sized tools are far too cumbersome for her to use easily.
We have now had this set for around 18 months and it is still in full working order and fab, if a little dirty, condition. It is sold as from age 3, but my daughter has been using it since her second birthday.
Summary: A nicely priced little set for role playing - or actual housework!