It’s time to pull up the Thinking Chair and follow the paw prints as Blue and her crew return in Nickelodeon’s brand-new preschool series Blue’s Clues & You!, premiering May 11, at 8am on Nick Jr.
In the series premiere, Meet Josh!, past hosts Steve Burns (Steve) and Donovan Patton (Joe) reprise their roles and introduce the new live-action host, Filipino-American actor Joshua Dela Cruz. With a little help from old friends, Josh’s first puzzle is to follow Blue’s clues to discover what Blue wants with her snack!
Blue’s Clues & You! will feature brand-new elements alongside refreshed iconic items from the original series, including:
- New CG-animation for Blue and Magenta
- An updated Handy Dandy Notebook equipped with a new blue crayon and smartphone technology, allowing Josh and Blue to receive emails and video calls
- An all-new Handy Dandy Guitar
- The return of fan-favourite characters: Tickety Tock, Slippery Soap, Shovel, Pail, Mr Salt, Mrs Pepper, Cinnamon, Paprika, Felt Friends, Sidetable Drawer and Mailbox, plus the original Thinking Chair
- And the introduction of Mr Salt and Mrs Pepper’s newest additions—twins Sage and Ginger
A remake of the groundbreaking, curriculum-driven interactive series Blue’s Clues, Blue’s Clues & You! follows Blue as she invites viewers to join her and Josh on a clue-led adventure and solve a puzzle in each episode. With each signature paw print, Blue identifies clues in her animated world that propel the story and inspire the audience to interact with the characters.
The original Blue’s Clues series launched in September 1996 to critical praise from educators, parents, and preschoolers and ran for six groundbreaking seasons. Created by Traci Paige Johnson, Todd Kessler, and Angela C. Santomero, Blue’s Clues drew acclaim and high ratings for its unique interactivity that helped change the way kids watch television and has remained one of the most popular preschool shows of all time. The landmark series also raised the bar in preschool television by exploring advanced subject matter such as sign language, geography, physics, emotions, and anatomy.
“Children engage with the world through play. Their sense of wonder, curiosity and experimentation drive the learning and development needed in order to thrive. By leading the viewers through a series of clues, Blue’s Clues and You! taps into the natural curiosity of children and helps them develop problem solving skills. Blue’s Clues and You! delightfully takes children on a journey where they learn through play, song, drawing and imagination. When children play, their brain lights up with new connections and they develop important physical, cognitive, emotional and social skills. Play increases engagement, and engagement increases learning!”Play Expert Catherine Sewell
Blue’s Clues and You! premieres weekdays at 8am from Monday 11th of May on Nick Jr. (Foxtel #703 & Fetch #253) and is also available on the Nick Jr. Play App.