Blue just got some new … toys!
During Toy Fair New York, Leapfrog announced new educational goodies based on the Nick Jr. Blue’s Clues & You series. The new toy lineup is designed to encourage kids’ curiosities and love of learning, and it will be released later this year.
“We’re so excited to welcome Blue’s Clues & You! to the LeapFrog family, so kids can continue learning with characters they love,” said Andy Keimach, president at VTech Electronics North America, in a statement. “We’re a perfect pair because we both help build preschoolers’ confidence through interactive and fun learning games and challenges.”
The products, available later this year, include a Blue’s Clues & You! Really Smart Handy Dandy Notebook and a Blue’s Clues & You! Play & Learn Thinking Chair that are just like the props on the show. With the interactive Handy Dandy Notebook, kids can answer the phone and learn about shapes, colors, counting, health, hygiene, weather, and music using the app’s 11 buttons. Kids can sit in the Thinking Chair while they think, think, think on their clues and hear fun phrases from the show. There’s even a built-in Handy Dandy Notebook on the armchair that teaches kids colors, shapes, and numbers.
The toy company will also have an assortment of learning watches and interactive books based on the show.