Parents' Guide to

Blue's Clues

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Engaging fun for young ones (and parents, too!).

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Community Reviews

age 2+

Based on 40 parent reviews

age 2+

It's annoying now

I love Blues Clues. I used to watch it with my own kids when they were young but these days it's very annoying. It teaches the same as before but Josh and the way they changed all the songs is just annoying.
age 2+

Nostalgia from my childhood..

Steves handy dandy notebook was amazing, although the show did change a lot more than I wanted to, I personally thought that both Steve and Joe did a great job for this series. otherwise, great show for the kiddies..

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (40 ):
Kids say (90 ):

Not only is this show colorful and fun, but it allows young viewers to interact in the problem-solving challenges. Some puzzles may require sounding out words. Others may involve numbers, shapes, or even geography and physiology. The plots are generally good quality, and are always interactive without being bothersome. In other words, though Blue's Clues is suitable for the youngest viewers, it does not lie flat -- there is some complexity to the lessons at hand.

On top of it all, the sets are very creatively fashioned, often appearing to be collage or multi-media in nature. The background soundtrack plays a gentle jazz that doesn't condescend to the viewer, and Joe sometimes gestures in American Sign Language to match what he is saying. The discerning eye will discover many such details. In fact, Blue's Clues does a very fine job of treating its young viewers as the multifaceted individuals that they are.

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