Joe (Donovan Patton) and his animated, four-legged pal, Blue, have long been entertaining and educating preschoolers during the late morning hours. On Monday, Aug. 11, the popular duo will keep youngsters up and glued to the set with their primetime special, Blue Takes You To School, airing at 8:00 p.m. on Nick Jr.
The special promises to capture all the anticipation and excitement that preschoolers feel just before school starts. It will also help kids prepare for the big day. Nick Jr. has partnered with Reading is Fundamental (RIF), the nation’s leading children’s and family literacy organization, for this episode promoting reading readiness.
In Blue Takes You To School, curious kitten Periwinkle is excited for his first day of preschool and joins Joe and Blue on their walk to school. They are welcomed by Miss Marigold, who asks Blue to be Periwinkle’s buddy and show him around as the class learns different games and activities related to reading.
Created by Traci Paige Johnson, Todd Kessler and Angela C. Santomero, Blue’s Clues airs weekdays on Nick Jr. at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. (ET/PT). The half-hour series features live-action host Joe in a computer-animated storybook world where he solves puzzles with the help of the title blue puppy and the audience. The show is currently in its sixth year.