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Sprinkles (puppeteered by Joey Mazzarino) - Blue's baby brother and the co-host of the Blue travels to Puppyville to meet her new baby brother, Sprinkles. Nick Jr. Characters Meet Blue's Room Meet Blue's Baby Brother is a Crossover of Nick Jr. and Blue's Room. Cast Dora, Diego, The Backyardigans, The Wonder. Meet Blue's Baby Brother, The Baby's Here!, What's New, Blue? It features the Meet Blue's Baby Brother episode with 2 Blue's Clues episodes involving Cinammon's birth. This DVD was released on September 13, by Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures.
Crawley and her colleagues stated that the show was "unique in making overt involvement a systematic research-based design element. Writers created a goal sheet, which identified their objectives based on the show's curriculum and audience needs. Script drafts, once developed and approved by the show's creators and research team, were tested at public and private schools, day care centers, preschools, and Head Start programs by three researchers, who would narrate the story in the form of a storybook and take notes about the children's responses.
The writers and creators revised the scripts based on this feedback. A rough video, in which the host performed from the revised script in front of a blue screen with no animation, was filmed and retested.
The script was revised based on the audiences' responses, tested a third time with animation and music added, and incorporated into future productions. Blue's Clues was the first animated series for preschoolers that utilized simple cut-out construction paper shapes of familiar objects with a wide variety of colors and textures, resembling a storybook.
The green-striped shirt worn by the show's original host, Steve, was inspired by Fruit Stripe gum. The music, produced by composer Michael Rubin and pianist Nick Balaban, was simple, had a natural sound, and exposed children to a wide variety of genres and instruments. According to Tracy, the music empowered children and gave the show "a sense of playfulness, a sense of joy, and a sense of the fantastic".
Johnson hired artist Dave Palmer and production company Big Pink to create the animation from simple materials like fabric, paper, or pipe-cleaners, and scan them into a Macintosh computer so that they could be animated using inexpensive computer software such as MediaUltimatte, Photoshop and After Effects [note 4] instead of being repeatedly redrawn as in traditional animation. It was his final film role prior to his death four years later, in Starting ina live production of Blue's Clues toured the U.
Neither Hoppe nor Gallo had any previous experience in children's theater.
The show's script included humor that both children and their parents could enjoy. In total the show was syndicated in countries, and was translated into 15 languages.
Field tests showed that the attention and comprehension of young viewers increased with each repeat viewing. The researchers tested whether repeated viewings of the show resulted in mastery over the material presented, or whether viewers would habituate or become bored.
After five viewings, more of the viewers' cognitive resources were available for interaction and participation, so they answered more questions.Blues Room Meet Blue's Baby Brother Part 5/5
Episode repetition seemed to empower viewers, as shown in their enthusiastic efforts to solve the problems presented to them. Nielsen ratings of the show's first season, when the same episode was shown daily, were flat over the five-day period, which indicated to Anderson that young children did not tire of its repetition or of its complexity over time.
In short, they found that "interaction in Blue's Clues to some extent reflects mastery. Fisch, however, stated that although the show attempted to be "participatory," it could not truly be so, because unlike interactive computer games, the viewers' responses could not change or influence what occurred on-screen.
He compared regular viewers and non-viewers and found that the show's episode repetition strategy improved children's comprehension while holding their attention and increasing their participation, which suggested that watching Blue's Clues increased children's learning and social interactions. At the end of the study, regular viewers outperformed the non-viewers, solving problems more successfully and systematically.
InCrawley, Anderson, Kiersten Clark, and their colleagues conducted another study on the effects of Blue's Clues, this time researching whether more experienced viewers mastered the content and cognitive challenges faster and easier than first-time viewers.
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They surmised that experienced viewers would comprehend and interact more with the recurring and familiar segments of the show designed to aid comprehension,  but they found that familiarity with the structure of an individual episode did not provide experienced viewers with an advantage over the inexperienced viewers. Crawley and Anderson also studied whether experienced viewers of Blue's Clues interacted more with other children's TV shows  and whether the viewing behaviors they learned from Blue's Clues could be transferred to other shows.
The researchers stated, "It is apparent that, although preschoolers learn to enthusiastically engage in overt audience participation, they do not, by and large, have a metacognitive understanding of why they do so. The researchers predicted that since shows like Blue's Clues help children feel empowered to learn, it could have long-term effects in motivating children to learn and provide them with a lifelong love of learning.
They analyzed 16 episodes over two weeks for the content and frequency of the signs used and found a high incidence of ASL usage by various characters, but that it was inconsistent, especially in the connection between English words and their corresponding signs.
The researchers speculated that hearing children with no previous ASL exposure would be familiarized with ASL and the deaf by these episodes, thus reducing the stigma attached to deafness and hard of hearing individuals.
Based on other research about the positive effects of teaching ASL to hearing children, the researchers also speculated that it could lead to an increase of vocabulary skills and IQ, as well as improve interpersonal communication.
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They surmised that deaf children would feel more included and less isolated and be provided with the opportunity to view positive models of ASL and deaf people.
Troseth and her colleagues at Vanderbilt University studied how toddlers use information gained from prerecorded video and from interactions with a person through closed-circuit video, and found that two-year-olds do not learn as much from prerecorded videos because the videos lack social cues and personal references. Troseth speculated that their research had implications for interactive educational shows like Blue's Clues, which although was "on the right track"  due to the way in which the host invites interaction with the show's viewers, did not provide children with the social cues to solve real-world problems.
Troseth stated that repetition, repeated exposure, and familiarity with the show's host may increase children's ability to learn facts and to use strategies they learn from Blue's Clues to solve new problems. Her research suggested that Blue's Clues engaged young children and elicited their active participation because they mimicked social interaction.
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An open casting call for the show's new host occurred in April, and production began in the summer of She often greets others by shouting, "Hi you! Her catchphrase is "Hoop-dee-doo! Frederica aka Fred puppeteered by Cheryl Blaylock — Fred is one of Blue's good friends who usually pretends that it is her birthday every day.
She is a purple doll with orange hair. Saurus aka Roary puppeteered by Joey Mazzarino — Roary is an orange dinosaur who likes to practice roaring. Doodle Board puppeteered by Peter Linz — An easel who doodles and draws to tell the viewer to guess what the object is. Dress-Up Chest puppeteered by Tyler Bunch — A purple treasure chest who gives the others costumes to wear.
He also occasionally narrates story segments. Boogie-Woogie puppeteered by Joey Mazzarino — A jukebox who likes to sing and dance. Silly Seat puppeteered by Marc Petrosino and voiced by Jared Goldsmith — A chair who tells silly jokes, crazy riddles, and other funny things.
He disappears from the supporting cast in the second season for unknown reasons. Joe portrayed by Donovan Patton ; guest, season 1; main, season 2 — Joe is a human, Blue's caretaker and also Steve's younger brother.