When our daughter was little she got a huge box of those giant Duplo blocks. I couldn’??t have been happier. Hooray! A toy that when it says ‘??multiple pieces’? that translates to pieces that each are the size of my fist. Easy to put together for tiny hands. Easy to pick up for the tiny patience level of tired parents. Win-win.
And then she graduated to the tiny Legos and Polly Pockets. Oh my. Lying on the floor with the scattered mess of plastic building pieces, she creates all these giant cities that the Polly Pockets live in. Once it’??s time for dinner, lunch, bed or just time-to-do-something-else-because-I’??m-bored-with-Polly-Pockets, she stands up and’?¦oh the humanity. Tiny half-built buildings, road that aren’??t completed, Legos everywhere, Polly Pockets wandering around aimlessly. It’??s a logistical clean up nightmare, spanning the entire room. Enter our new teething puppy and all of a sudden it’??s like Godzilla reigning down upon an unsuspecting Japanese town. I have to clean up the mess quickly before I lose my mind and the puppy loses another tooth on a Lego.
Another hooray, this time for the Toydozer. This is a great way to
dozeclean up your child’??s small toys. They can even do this themselves, as they learn to take care of their space by keeping it clean after playtime. Modeled after a bulldozer’s scoop, you just hold on to the gatherer to collect small toys (Legos, trains, figures) in the lightweight scoop. Then just dump them where they’??re supposed to be. It’??s generous enough to mean only a few scoops gets the job done.
It comes in three vibrant colors’??blue, yellow and purple. Each features Velcro tabs that attach the gatherer to the scoop when not in use. That’??s right. This is a cleaning tool that keeps your house clean by storing well.
I don’??t love cleaning, but this is as good as it gets. Now if I could just find one big enough so that something could scoop up the piles of laundry my husband leaves on the bedroom floor. Oh wait. Nevermind. That would be my arms.
The Toydozer is available at toydozer.com for $18.99.
Cheryl Fenton is a Boston-based freelance writer, who writes beauty, fashion and fitness for Boston Common, Stuff and Glamour magazines, as well as her own EasyPeasyBlog.com.
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