Blue's Room: Blue Talks!

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Blue talks in set of six preschooler activities.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that preschoolers explore six activities that teach early literacy and problem-solving with Blue when they join her for a special play date in Blue's Room, a colorful playroom with special areas that animate when clicked. 'Parents might want to show kids a dictionary and some of the objects defined within the software.

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What's it about?

Unlike on the Nick Jr. show, where an animated Blue communicates with yelps, in BLUE'S ROOM: BLUE TALKS! she's a 3-D fuzzy puppet who can talk when she is in her special room. With Blue and her friends -- Dictionary, Polka Dots, Dress-Up Chest, Frederica, Doodle Board, Roar E. Saurus, Silly Seat and others -- preschoolers explore six activities that teach early literacy and problem-solving. They meet in Blue's Room, a colorful playroom with special areas that animate when clicked.

With Dress-Up Chest and Blue, kids help shape three stories by selecting items to add to the tales. In another activity, preschoolers learn new words with Frederica and Dictionary while holding a birthday party. Doodle Board offers a delightful mystery game in which players try to figure out what Doodle is drawing. Kids also play a music-listening game with Roar E. Saurus, and with Polka Dots they play \"I Spy\" and peek-a-boo games.

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All six activities are fun to play and offer age-appropriate learning skills for kids ages 3 to 5. They engage preschoolers in a manner that is refreshingly new. While the activities aren't available in different levels, they are random to keep kids' interest. The software also provides a special area where kids can print activities to play away from the computer.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about which activity they enjoyed the most, and why. Is it more fun playing a Blue video game or watching the TV show? Why?

Game details

Platforms:Windows
Price:$20.00
Available online?Not available online
Developer:THQ
Release date:June 14, 2005
Genre:Preschool
ESRB rating:EC for (Windows)

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