Blue’s Clues: Blue Takes You to School

Game review by
Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media
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A good introduction to preschool activities.

Parents say

age 18+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 2+
Based on 1 review

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this game gives kids an idea what preschool is like by attending Blue's school.

User Reviews

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  • Kids say
Adult Written bymrbob April 9, 2008

Eh...

This is only good for preschoolers, but the quality isn't great because this won't be doing much for long.
Parent of a 2 and 9 year old Written byKidsAndMommy September 1, 2011
Teen, 13 years old Written byTheBombFunn May 11, 2013

Common Sense Media doesn't know sh-t

Off for 2 and up? Why did you put red for 2? How is this edgy?!?!

What's it about?

As 3- and 4-year-olds attend preschool for the first time, Blue eases their transition by inviting them to experience preschool with her in BLUE'S CLUES: BLUE TAKES YOU TO SCHOOL. Preschoolers are welcomed to circle time by Ms. Marigold, Blue's teacher. After being introduced to the five stations available to explore, kids set out to investigate.

If they head outside to the water table, they will direct wind-up boats to specific locations by placing special floating blocks in strategic places. There also are stations where preschoolers can care for the class rabbit, make music with Blue and her friends, or create an original work of art. With the latter, players can decide to \"give\" their artwork to another character in the program -- a clever way to encourage sharing.

Is it any good?

While all five activities are fun, the Garden station stands out. After hearing verbal clues from Miss Marigold, preschoolers hunt for certain animals, plants, and rocks by scrolling through the lush garden with their cursor.

This software is a good introduction to activities children discover in preschool. As in her television show, Blue and her friends create a cozy world of learning and fun. While there are only five activities, they come in three levels of difficulty so children can grow with the activities. A special "Parents Area" has some wonderful ideas of how to extend the computer activities beyond the computer.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about preschool. For kids who are preparing for preschool: Which activities are you looking forward to trying in real life? For kids already in preschool: Does Blue's school look like yours?

Game details

  • Platforms: Windows
  • Price: $20
  • Available online? Not available online
  • Developer: Atari
  • Release date: September 7, 2003
  • Genre: Preschool
  • ESRB rating: NR

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