But will today's overstimulated preschooler find a springy dog and her human sidekick a little basic in a noisier digital age?

Two decades ago, Blue's Clues stormed children's television with something colourless, low-tech and ordinary: silence.

Last winter, on the Toronto set of Blue's Clues & You! — a reboot premiering November 11 on Nickelodeon — silence was still the star, even though the host was new and (relatively) loud. Joshua Dela Cruz, 30, bounced around an empty stage in a striped shirt (blue, not the original host's signature green), strumming his handy dandy guitar. His co-star was a dot

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