Blue’s Clues & You! Cook-Along Pretend Play Kitchen Set (left), Check-Up Time Blue (top right), and Sing-Along School Bus (bottom right) | Source: Just Play/the Toy Insider

Ba-bow! One very special pup and her iconic paw prints are celebrating a big 25th anniversary this year. Need a clue? I’m talking about Blue from Blue’s Clues, of course!

Whether you (or your kids) have grown up with Steve, Joe, or Josh as Blue’s friendly companion, the two stars of the show have connected with multiple generations of kids. Today, Blue’s Clues & You! airs on Nick Jr. and invites viewers to join in on a clue-led adventure to solve a puzzle. With each paw print, viewers are inspired to interact with Josh and Blue to figure out Blue’s Clues!

This holiday season, Just Play has a new lineup of toys available for Blue’s Clues & You! fans that will inspire them to explore, imagine, and play just like they do while watching the show. My verdict? I give them all two paws up.

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Blue’s Clues & You! Check-Up Time Blue

It’s time for a check-up!

The adorable Blue’s Cues & You! Check-Up Time Blue is a super-soft and cuddly interactive plush that encourages kids to care for others. Blue is all ready for her check-up and is dressed in a patient gown, complete with a Blue’s Clues-inspired print of characters from the show. 🐾 The plush also comes with six accessories, including a stethoscope, a thermometer, a play spoonful of medicine, an otoscope, a removable bandage, and a removable mask. 🐾

I would have to imagine that Blue is one of the most well-behaved patients out there. When kids press on the embroidered paw print on Blue’s left paw, Josh’s voice will prompt kids through a thorough check-up, so they can make sure that Blue is feeling better in no time. Preschoolers can apply a bandage, perform a temperature check, give pretend medicine, or listen to Blue’s heart, which makes actual beating sounds. Depending on what Blue needs, her chest, cheeks, or mouth will light up to guide kids through their pretend examination.

In addition to all of the nurturing, imaginative play kids will get out of this toy, I also think that it’s super timely because it’s more important than ever for kids to be conscious of their health. It will also make a trip to the doctor’s office sound like fun. It’s never too early to teach kindness and good habits!

Ages: 3+
MSRP: $34.99
Available: Amazon, Target, and Walmart

Blue’s Clues & You! Sing-Along School Bus

We’re on the hunt for our next clue, and I know the perfect way to get there. All aboard the Sing-Along School Bus!

This vehicle has a chipper smile on its bumper and friendly eyes printed on its windshield, inviting kids to join along on a musical ride. Kids can circle through the spinning wheel on the hood of the bus and choose to travel to one of three destinations: school, the farm, or Magenta’s house. The bus comes complete with Blue and Josh figures to go along for the ride. I have to admit, one of my favorite features of this toy is that the seats bounce up and down as the bus moves, so the two figures will look like they’re dancing along to the songs. I’m obsessed!

A working microphone is attached to the bus, so kids can sing along to classic songs including “Wheels on the Bus,” “Old MacDonald Had a Farm,” and “If You’re Happy and You Know It.” All kids have to do is press the button on the microphone to belt it out with their favorite pals.

Once the bus reaches its destination, kids can fold out the stop sign and use the figures to go find some clues. Do you see a clue? Where?

Ages: 3+
MSRP: $19.99
Available: Amazon, TargetWalmart

Blue’s Clues & You! Cook-Along Pretend Play Kitchen Set

Order up for you and Blue!

The Blue’s Clues & You! Cook-Along Pretend Play Kitchen Set is hands-down one of my favorite playsets of the year. Standing just under 3 feet tall, this play kitchen is sprinkled with Blue’s Clues-inspired details throughout, such as the iconic paw prints. A waving Blue peeks up from behind a shelf, while some other characters from the show are there to help kids prepare a pretend meal. 

The first step for cooking anything is clean hands, so Slippery Soap will encourage kids to wash their hands in the sink. Tickety Tock will help kids keep track of time, and the Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper shakers will add spice to any meal. This set also comes with 19 additional play accessories, such as a pan, a spatula, a pizza tray, canned food, and more.

Kids can use the Handy Dandy Recipe Notebook to find clues that will make up the different ingredients for a meal, and then heat up the stove or oven to cook. The sizzling stove will also interact with kids with phrases from Blue’s Clues & You! 

This playset has everything kids need to serve up some fun!

Ages: 3+
MSRP: $59.99
Available: Walmart

Whether they’re cooking up a storm or singing along with Josh and Blue, kids are in for the ultimate imaginative play experience with these new Blue’s Clues & You! toys from Just Play. Remember that when we use our minds and take a step at a time, we can do anything that we want to do!

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Maddie Michalik

Maddie Michalik

Maddie Michalik was the Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book from 2020-2022. She was also a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider.