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      04.09.2009 13:32
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      A Wicked Kids Programme That Is Better Then Most Of Them On Offer At The Minute

      I love Blues Clues and am watching it right now with my little sister. It's a programme for little kids, my sister is 2, about a blue puppy and her owner who is called Kevin.

      Every episode shows Kevin and one of the other characters looking for something and Blue will help by putting her paw print onto different objects so that Kevin can work out what he is looking for from the clues. Her paw print is called a Clue.

      In the programme Kevin helps other characters like Mr Salt and Mrs Pepper Pot to do things like help their baby to learn to sleep in their own bed. The episode Im watching now has got Kevin helping a little kitten to make a wooden model of a plane but the kitten wants to play with it straight away and Kevin has to stop her and make her wait until the plane has dried.

      When Kevin finds a clue he draws it in the notebook and when he has got 3 clues him and the kids in the audience can solve the problem.

      I like Kevin because he's funny but isn't too OTT like a lot of kids presenters. He is sensible when he talks and it looks like he enjoys making the programme even though most of it is probably done in front of a blue screen cos most of the scenery is animated.

      The subject of the programme today looks like its teaching kids what to do when they have got to wait for something and he is teaching them how to be a bit patient. Kevin sings a lot in the programme and they are good catchy songs that my sister tries to sing along to sometimes but when she asks me to I have to say no because it's too embarressing!

      I think most children would like Blue because shes a dead cute puppy and yaps when she is talking. You can get Blues Clues DVDs but I reckon it's not worth buying because the programme is on Nick Jnr 2 every day so you can watch them then.

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      10.05.2009 16:59
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      An excellent pre-school television programme that has stood the test of time.

      Flicking through the children's television channel last week I came across Blue's Clues on Nick Jnr 2. I remember my now ten year old granddaughter loving this show as a toddler, she was even potty trained in Blue's Clues knickers, and I was rather surprised to see it still being shown some eight years later. I put it on for her 23 month old sister and it became an instant hit, we have just finished watching a rather sweet episode themed around babies and my granddaughter has sat stock still for the duration of the 20 minute programme which is somewhat of a change for this little busy body!

      Blue's Clues is a real man, a Liverpudlian called Kevin, who is joined by a selection of cartoons who over the course of the programme will help Kevin to find the item or story he is looking for in that particular episode. He is joined by the very sweet Blue, a little blue dog who is just so cute you could munch him up! It's Blue who will direct Kevin by stamping a paw print on an item or character that will help lead him to whatever he is looking for.

      I think Blue's Clues is a fabulous little show and it's really stood the test of time, admittedly these are episodes that I recognise from years ago and I haven't seen any new ones but I think this is testament to what a lovely programme it is as the Nick Jnr channels will continue to show it during peak time viewing, a space usually reserved for brand new character shows.

      Despite being very sweet and a lot of fun to watch, Blue's Clues is educational for smaller children in many ways. I find the programme really involves children who are watching at home, in much the same way as happens in Dora the Explorer Kevin will ask a question to the camera and then pause for the children to answer. My granddaughter is too young at the moment to really be shouting her answers, but I remember her big sister used to scream and shout at the television while Blue's Clues was on and would love to help solve the puzzle.

      It does help somewhat with the lateral thinking process I think too and as children get that little bit older they will begin to put two and two together and begin to follow the clues for themselves. It's not rocket science and I think there is a fine line between the age that children will really benefit from this aspect of the programme and the age when they'll begin to feel underwhelmed by it all. I know my older granddaughter became a little disenchanted by Blue's Clues by around three and a half years old, but even then she'd still enjoy watching it because the characters are so friendly and child-like.

      Also because the characters are generally household items (a bookcase with a face for example) this will also help older children to learn the names for everyday objects, this may sound silly to you but just this morning my granddaughter learned the word 'salt' from one of the characters (Mrs Salt Pot) and has been repeating it ever since!

      Even forgetting the fact that Blue's Clues helps to teach your child certain things, it's still a joy to watch. I think these kinds of shows are excellent in moderation, my granddaughter can sit and enjoy the fun that comes with watching Blue and Kevin plus in a subtle way she is learning at the same time.

      You can find Blue's Clues on Nick Jnr 2, shown regularly throughout the week by the looks of it. I think it is going to become a firm favourite with my granddaughter and I just hope the Blue toys are still available after all these years.

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        08.11.2008 13:13
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        Good show for younger kids

        Blue's Clues is a lovely kids' programme currently showing on a regular basis on the Nick Jr channel. For the past couple of years, my 4 year old son has enjoyed watching it on a regular basis, although I'd say it doesn't really hold his attention any more, so it's probably more suitable for kids up to his age.

        The programme is presented by Kevin, a Liverpudlian presenter with a very soft spoken voice which he uses very well to speak to the kids at home to get them to join in the game. The game is to go through the programme with the character 'Blue', an animated character, as they search for clues to a puzzle. The real life acting of Kevin and his surroundings is mixed very well with the cartoon aspects of Blue and his friends and the environments he ends up in, and it is a testament to Kevin and the animators and creators of the show that the entire show is successful in retaining the attention of kids.

        Blue is a dog, and actually retails as a toy. There is also a DVD released for the show, and the whole ensemble of the show is very good for kids. It's not the best out there by any means, but it is good for interaction with kids watching as opposed to them just watching the programme and not being able to get involved. I recommend it for kids up to the age of 3 or 4. Beyond that, they may lose interest, or rather, be more interested in other programmes. Until that age, though, it's a good one for them to watch, and will help them learn as well.

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        03.10.2001 05:32
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        Blue’s Clues: Altogether now: “Dun-dun-diddle-dun Blues clues.. Dun-dun-diddle-dun Blues clues..” This programme isn’t on long enough or regularly enough for my liking, or my 3 year old daughter’s for that matter. I believe it is on satellite / digital TV more regularly than on Channel 4, but even so, us lesser mortals only experience the delights of Blues Clues once a week. Usually early on a Saturday morning, this is a children’s TV treat not to be missed. The basic idea of the programme is that whilst watching it, the child has to pick up clues along the way, to solve the mystery. To actually have a point of watching a TV programme is rare these days, particularly when it comes to children’s TV. The presenter has a very rare talent these days and just keeps children’s attention for ages, rather like Jackanory when we were little. This is partly due to his amazing Liverpool accent – I think half the population of children can’t understand a word he is saying, which is why they are so transfixed. Also, he has a sort of catchphrase, with which he does hand-actions to, which is really irritating to us adults, but the kids seem to like it. The programme-makers very cleverly mix the live action with a combination of “real” backgrounds and “cartoon” backgrounds and characters, which I think also adds to the attraction from the child’s point of view. The clues are clearly drawn in the guy’s notepad and they are reminded about them at the end of each programme. The viewer then has a little while to solve the mystery. The programme last week gave the clues to the object as being: wind, a diamond and some string. (Scroll to the bottom for the answer, folks!!!) The spin-off merchandise associated for this programme is of very good quality. I have spent hours (well, minutes, actually), playing with the interactive Blue doggy
        in Woolworths, which plays the highly addictive theme tune. You can also get the other minor characters, as well as lunchboxes, stationery…..you know the type of thing! Answer: A kite, of course!

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          12.05.2001 22:43
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          Blues Clues is shown 3 times daily on Nick Junior satellite channel. It is a programme that my kids love but adults will struggle to see it's appeal. The show is presented by Kevin, in real life with his team of animated helpers. Blue, the shows main character is a dog, he helps Kevin to solve the puzzles set. Each puzzle is solved by finding a series of clues - each identified by a blue paw print. One by one they are written into Kevin's notebook until solved. Blue is helped by objects such as Mr & Mrs Pepper, Bucket & Spade, Slippery soap. Adults will solve the puzzle from the outset yet each is drawn out until the bitter end. This makes for tedious viewing for me yet the kids love it, each shouting out a clue,a clue each time one is spotted. No doubt this has some educational value, but at least the kids think it's great.

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            16.11.2000 22:59
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            This is one of the few TV programmes my eldest son will entertain...hes not really into cartoons much but will watch Disney videos and of course Blues Clues! Even though it can be quite frustrating putting up with this mad person jumping around your screen for the parents the kids really seem to enjoy it and it does seem quite educational. After watching my son slowly getting engrossed into this programme I decided to import him some Blues Clues toys from a friend in America (I have yet to find anywhere in the UK that sells stuff) for his birthday and one thing we got him was a video....in short I certainly think the english version is better! The American guy is called Steve and in my opinion doesnt seem to put as much "enthusiasm" into it. Not that this is very relevant as we DO have the english version and that seems quite entertaining enough.... It is (at the moment) only available on Skys NickJR which is a shame for those who dont have Sky, but I'm sure in time it will be put onto mainstream TV. It centres around "Kevin" and his puppy "Blue" and the fact that when "Blue" gets bored they play a game called "Blues Clues" (you'd never have guessed!! ;)) this involves Blue leaving his pawprint on 3 different items either in the Blue House or Blue Garden and Kevin searching for them having lots of fun along the way...theres also lots of fun characters like Blues friend Magenta and a salt and pepper set called Mr Salt and Mrs Pepper and they have a lickle baby called Paprika. The kids love it!!! This has got to be one of the best educational kids programmes I know which is suitable for all ages, my youngest has just got into it at 15months yet my neice loves it too and shes 8! If you've not yet been introduced to Blue and his friends I would definitely recomend it although at times it can drive you mad, its worth it as the kids love it - I've yet to meet a child who doesnt like
            "Blues Clues" :)

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            06.11.2000 14:14
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            My daughter, now 20 weeks old, started watching this show just by accident really because it was on before Sesame Street. I happened to watch the end of it one day, and it really peaked my interest. It's on here on Nick Jr every morning at 8:30 for a half hour. I then watched the entire show the next day and thought it was really good. It's about this guy Kevin, and his dog Blue. The start the show with a little intro and then say that Blue wants to do something today for which you need to find the clues (along with Kevin) and then figure it out. Blue stamps his pawprint on 3 different items and when they're seen, Kevin draws them into his notebook only to be brought out again at the end of the show to put the whole puzzle together. Throughout the show they have songs, and other things like letters and sounds presented in a very upbeat and fun manner. The show is also repeated 5 times in a row because studies have shown that this is how pre schoolers learn best. My daughter isn't in pre school yet, but she loves the show and squeals with delight every time she watches it!

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              23.09.2000 01:08
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              I like this programme only because it amuses my 1yr old son.It is all about Kevin and his dog Blue. The object of this programme is too get the three clues that blues has put his blue paw print on, to see what he is thinking about. When they get a clue they write it in the jotter pad and sit in the thinking chair, and thinkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk", this is a phrase they say in this programme. You also meet Mr Salt and Mrs pepper and bucket and spade aswell. There is also the time when the letterbox comes through the window. Which makes Kevin and Blue start dancing around and singing "We have a letter". Which can be annoying after awhile. When they show the same show everyday and you know what is going to happen. At least they could change the clues everyday, instead of seeing the same thing everyday. It is on 7 days a week and a couple times a day aswell. They jump in and out of pictures aswell. It is on Nick Jnr on sky. The first showing is at 8.30am every day. You may like it or just tolerate it for your child.

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              18.09.2000 01:49

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              Blues Clues is a kiddies program on Nick JNR aimed at pre-school children. Although as an adult it can be quite annoying but my children love it and will sit happily for the 1/2 hour it is on.They really get into it and will shout when they see a clue or when the post arrives etc. It is quite repetative so as the wek goes on the kiddies know what is coming and can tell you which is the way young children learn. Blue is a little blue dog who leaves the clues for his master Kevin and also has friends who come to visit such as paparika,salt and pepper etc. At the nickjnr website Blues clues has a good web page with downloads etc to print off for the kids to colour in. A really good programe for children!!!

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              18.09.2000 01:09
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              Tedious, repetitive music, annoying presenter that never changes his shirt, living in a cartoon world where even the salt and pepper pot talk! That sounds like a recipe for a good kids program then! And the toddlers love it! I have yet to see it on terrisital TV, but its only a matter of time. My 3 year old watches it on Nickleodeon 12.30 every weekday. I believe that digital customer benefit from 3 showings a day. However the opening statement for this kids program is 'The more they watch, the more they learn' therefore they repeat the same show each day for a whole week on Nickleodeon, which may save video tapes but it would be good to change that particular policy. The show is presented by Kevin and his Dog Blue, they have a dilemma to solve, now Blue can't really talk, just help Kevin get the clues by placing a big blue paw print on object that may assist him. Its usually trying to figure out an event, like the birth of the cruet sets baby (Paprika!) or a nursery rhyme, or how to find lost things etc. It's a gentle learning program that works really well. I see http://www.humongous.com sell Blues Clues games, but for now I'm happy with Softseeks Blues Clues freeware games, both sites well worth a look.

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                17.09.2000 01:55
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                Well, that's what I thought when I first saw Blues Clues. The music got to me, the bloke wound me up and I thought the content was total crass! Now, months later when my 17 month old is screaming blue murder because she's tired but doesn't know it, I pray for Blues Clues to come on. Why, because she is glued to the telly just long enough for me to eat my dinner or surf the net or just chill for half an hour. I've even found myself singing "The postman's here! The postman's here!" and "We just got a letter, wonder who it's from?" when he actually is here (just hope he hasn't seen me prancing round the lounge yet singing it). Anyway, now I've got around to actually sitting down and watching it I think it's a great programme for little kids. You should watch it some time it's way better than therapy. Keep up the good work Kevin, Blue and Mr and Mrs Salt and Pepper Pot (oh, not forgeting Bucket and Spade).

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                10.09.2000 22:32
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                Blue's Clue's is a programme on Nick Jnr every week day and is absolutely great for pre-school children although older kids do enjoy this as well. Kevin the presenter is really fun to watch and sometimes seems to get a bit carried away but then again that is what kids love. The object is to find clue's which Blue the dog leaves around. The result ends up in something Blue likes or wants to do but Kevin has so much fun while finding the clues. My three year old loves this programme and sings along to the song, it also teaches them to count and work out where things come from but in a fun way so children do listen. This is one of the programmes that my daughter will watch all the way through to the end without getting up.

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                09.09.2000 04:41
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                My daughter loves blues clues.Its on nick Jnr on sky and she has been watching it for over a year now and hasnt got bored of it yet!!She has learnt a lot from the program,from words, to how to do things.Now she is 2.5, she tells me what happend after the program with alot of understanding. If she has seen it before,she will tell me what they are looking for or what is going to happen. I feel that she is learning off of this and the aspect of the progam is simple. The presenter is ok although can seem to go over the top sometimes but I think kids like that.The clues are well thought out and although simple to us are quite hard for kiddies but to make them think.Blue is lovely and he has lots of friends like bucket and spade and salt and pepper. On the whole its a great kiddies show ,with lots to offer

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                11.08.2000 07:14
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                I thoroughly enjoy this program. It is on Nickelodeon and my daughter loves watching it. Blues Clues is a "cartoon" with Blue who is a dog and Kevin the owner. Kevin is the only thing that is not cartoon he is real (played by Kevin Duala) The idea of the program is that Blue every day wishes to play Blues clues. And she leaves 3 clues for Kevin to find so he can guess what it is that Blue wishes to do, read, sing etc. that day. In-between finding the different clues Kevin meets a lot of different cartoon "people" (it can be animals) and there are some regulars in the program to (like Mr Salt and Mrs Pepper and Bucket and Spade) In the end they always do what it is Blues Clues has lead them to. The program is lovely and not to quick and flashy, and the kids actually learn a little from this program. (like some times they will have "science" experiments.. Like does a apple float on water) And there is singing and dancing and stories cut into the program. Every day Kevin gets a visit from post-box who delivers a letter and when Kevin opens the letter we get a view into a more "normal" world (a bit like telle tubbies tummy programmes) There are several songs that gets sung in this program over and over again and it does get a little embarrassing singing we are looking for blues clues in the supermarket, but all in all this is a very non annoying programme and it is suitable for pre scholars without you worrying about them seeing stuff you would rather they didn't view.. One thing sad about this program is the fact that it is a Nickelodeon only program I would like to see it on CBBC or CITV so more children could become familiar with it.. The programme gets sent 1 programme once a day for 5 days then they change the episode (I think some adults will find this very annoying) This is done on the belief that (I quote) "The more Children see the more they see listen and
                learn.." Try it you may find you like it as much as the kids does. (It is one of my favourite childrens programmes)

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