Let's answer the first question you want to ask: yes, this kid-size version of the regular Miele vacuum actually works. What more do you need to know?
While we love the idea of putting our three-year-old in charge of Sunday-night vacuum detail (Maria Montessori would be so proud), it seems like this battery-operated working replica is actually designed more for practice use.
Included with the vacuum is a package of polystyrene balls that your child can clean up using one of the three suction settings. With three different attachments and a repositionable nozzle, the mini-Miele should satisfy even the most verisimilitude-loving young 'un. And hey, it's all good practice for later, right?
$39.95 at Mastermind Toys