Blue's Clues is a breakthrough play-along show which allows its preschool audience to step inside and become part of a bright, fanciful computer animated world. In each episode, Steve or Joe--the live action host--asks young viewers to help him solve everyday problems presented via non-verbal clues from his lively, animated puppy, Blue. Viewers actively participate in the show and help solve the day's puzzles. The series stresses the mastery of tasks and the learning of new skills. It seeks to empower, challenge, and build the self-esteem of preschoolers while making them laugh.