Ni Hao Kai-lan
- 2 Seasons
The children's animated cartoon series of Ni Hao Kai-Lan can be found currently on Nickelodeon. It was first seen on Nickelodeon and also on Noggin or better known as Nick Jr., the Canadian television channel of Treehouse TV along with channels in Israel. There are a variety of episodes to be seen on these channels depending on how often your local station plays episodes of Ni Hao Kai Lan The show is based off from the memories of the creator, Karen Chau who grew up in a bicultural home. The background of the show appears to be set in Ancient China in many of the episodes, with newer versions available in a more modern China. The final episode of Season 1 it is said to be set in California in Chinatown. The main characters of the show, however, are not actually Chinese. The viewers who watch the show are being introduced into the Mandarin language of Chinese. Many of the episodes are spent on an element of activity whether it is learning to do something or simply putting things together. There is a specific word that will be repeated a number of times within one episode. There will be at least one character who will experience an emotional response that is negative where Kai Lan is there to help the character correct the problem causing them to be upset. The cause and effect of solving the problems are also a good tool to teach to the children who are watching the show. While watching the show, your toddler will not only be introduced into a show that teaches them about caring, sharing, love and kindness but also a new language and how to solve the simple problems. Overall, the show is ideal for children over the age of 18 months or children who will tolerate around 30 minutes of television for each episode.