new Blue's Clues software features the new host of the show, Joe,
and all sorts of familiar characters, like Periwinkle and Purple
Marigold tells Blue and her friends that they're going to go on an
adventure through the neighborhood. They need to visit 5 different
places--like the grocery store and bakery--in order to collect an
equal number of special items.
each place, children play an activity that aims to teach them
basic academic concepts. There are three difficulty levels for
each game. Pictured here is the "present store" (kid
talk for "gift shop") where customers come in and out
looking for presents. Each has a certain amount of "Blue
dollars" to spend--and each customer wants to spend all of
their money. Once complete, kids earn a special item -- in this
case, a number -- to bring back to Miss Marigold.
all items have been earned, kids return to the classroom where
Miss Marigold rewards them with a mural that contains all five
items they've collected.
program is pleasant and filled with the latest characters--and the
latest host--from the show. The activities are fine, but not
especially exciting. One of the pluses of the program is the
addition of personal touches--the program uses the information it
has collected from children during sign-in at different points in
the game. For example, the child's initial tops the cake at the
bakery, their favorite song plays in the background, and
Periwinkle notes the child's favorite color in the game at the
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Blue's Clues Preschool Picture Gallery
- The latest characters
from the show are accounted for.
- Moderately engaging
activities will please some Blue's Clues fans.
- Personal touches.
- Sometimes slow-moving
when the characters are chatting.