Practical Life Skill: Vacuuming

Friday, November 18, 2011 0 Comments A+ a-

Bissell provided me with a Bissell Perfect Sweep Turbo for the purpose of this review.

Lately, I've been trying to incorporate a few Montessori principles into everyday life with Phoenix. One of the latest practical life skills that we have been working on is vacuuming. It's a great way to teach him how to care for himself and his environment. And, while "play" vacuums are cute, they don't work, and that leads to a child becoming confused and frustrated. Children want to help in a real way, and learn the most when they are given the opportunity to use proper tools to get the job done.

Our son is still to small to use our regular vacuum, but I've found that the Bissell Perfect Sweep Turbo is ideal for him. It's small enough for him to maneuver with his own body, which helps to build his gross motor skills. Plus, it's something he can do completely on his own, which is great for helping him build independence and confidence.

So now, whether it's cereal, leaves, crafts, or anything else, Phoenix is able to vacuum up a mess. He's able to get out the Bissell Perfect Sweep Turbo, take it to the mess, turn it on with the push of a button, maneuver to clean up the mess, turn it off, and empty the dirt tray all by himself. In fact, he takes great pride in himself whenever he needs to clean up a mess. And, I take great pride in the fact that I'm teaching my child how to be independent.

Aside from teaching your children practical life skills, the Bissell Perfect Sweep Turbo is great for anyone to have around the house to quickly clean up a mess.

Here are a few of my favorite things about it:
  • Powerful, battery-powered sweeper brush with up to 60 minutes of cordless cleaning time
  • Easy-to-remove, top loading dirt container
  • Safe on carpet, rugs and hard floors
  • Perfect for in-between cleanings
It's great for cleaning up:
  • Food crumbs
  • Kitty litter tracks
  • Random debris
  • Pine needles
  • Play-Doh & Moon Dough messes
Do you have a cordless vacuum? What are your favorite things to clean up with it? Leave a comment.
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