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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.

2 Seasons, 39 Episodes
February 7, 2008
Animation & Cartoon, Kids & Family
Cast: Khamani Griffin, Clem Cheung, Angie Wu, Jade-Lianna Peters, Zachary Gordon
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Ni Hao Kai-lan Full Episode Guide

  • Do you know who Kai-lan's favorite superhero is? The Monkey King! Kai-lan, Rintoo, Tolee and Hoho are having a Monkey King PARTY at their playhouse! When Kai-lan goes outside to gather some things they need, she helps out a little beetle who needs a hand. But, that little beetle magically transforms into...the Monkey King himself!

  • The Monkey King needs help bringing peace to the magical kingdom - the foxes and the bears won't talk to each other! It's up to Kai-lan to figure out the problem, help them become friends, and unite the kingdom once again!

  • Kai-lan invites us to a dance party at the Hula Ducks' island beach house! When the games lead to Tolee having to sit out every time, he starts crying and it's up to Kai-lan to help find a new way to play so no one is left out

  • Kai-lan invites us to come sail a beautiful dinosaur boat with her friends - and play hide and seek with some dolphins! But when Rintoo won't give Tolee a turn steering the boat, things come to a standstill.

  • Kai-lan and her friends are building a snowcoaster! Everyone has a job to do, but Rintoo keeps taking Hoho's jobs because he can do them so easily. Kai-lan teaches Rintoo that Hoho can still help, despite his size.

  • While playing with their new kits, Kai-lan and her friends learn the importance of cleaning up trash and taking care of the places we live.

  • The snails are having a carnival today, but their merry-go-round broke! Kai-lan has an idea - she and her friends can make them a new one.

  • When Tolee's stuffed panda falls in the mud, YeYe takes it away to clean it - which makes Tolee very sad. Kai-lan must help Tolee feel better so he can enjoy the special Garden Celebration.

  • While decorating the new playhouse Yeya and the ants have built, Hoho gets mad and hits Rintoo. Kai-lan needs your help to show Hoho a better way to express his feelings.

  • Everyone's invited to Lulu's magical house in the clouds but Hoho gets upset when he sees that everything is different that what he's used to. It's up to Kai-lan to help Hoho see that he might like new things if he just tries.

  • Kai-lan wants to help the ants put on a big dance show for everyone. When a bossy ant named BuBu makes all the choices for the routine it's up to Kai-kan to convince BuBu to let everyone have a say so the show can go on!

  • Ye Ye takes Kai-lan and her friends to a special water park! Everyone is having fun until Rintoo starts playing too rough. Kai-lan needs your help to get Rintoo to play more gently so everybody can enjoy the water!

  • Kai-lan and her friends go to see the Chinese Rabbit Acrobats and are invited to be in the show! Rintoo is sure he'll be able to flip without practicing - no problem! Kai-lan needs your help to convince Rintoo to practice.

  • Kai-lan and her friends are riding a train to Hula Duck island, but when they get to Stompy's house, there are no seats left for him and he gets really sad. Kai-lan needs your help to find a way for Stompy to play!

  • Kai-lan needs our help to plan a very special party for Ye-Ye to thank him for all he does for us. But when everything she plans goes wrong, Kai-lan gets very frustrated and starts to cry - much to the surprise of her friends!

  • Kai-lan and her friends are putting on a play based on the Chinese folktale about the Monkey King. When Rintoo gets the part that Hoho wanted, Hoho quits the play and it's up to the viewer to help Kai-lan figure out what to do.

  • Hoho is thrilled because he's finally old enough to stay awake for the Chinese Moon Festival. He gets disappointed when he can't see the moon in the cloudy sky and Kai-lan needs your help to figure out what to do.

  • Everyone's going over to Tolee's boat house to play, and Kai-Lan invites us, too! All the friends have a great time; until Rintoo accidentally rips Tolee's new panda painting.

  • Kai-lan, Rintoo and Stompy are making a special dinosaur-shaped balloon for Lulu's hot air balloon festival!

  • Kai-lan and her friends are hiking through the woods to the big Ladybug Festival! Tolee gets frustrated when the others don't listen to what he has to say. Kai-lan needs your help to figure out what to do.

  • Kai-lan gets a phone call from her favorite great aunt , Gu-nai-nai, in China, inviting us to come to China and meet a baby panda! Ye-Ye, Kai-lan, and her friends take an airplane to China to meet the baby.

  • Kai-lan LOVES dinosaurs, and today she's made up a whole bunch of Olympic-style Dinosaur Games to play with her friends!

  • Today, Kai-lan is having a playdate with her best girl friend, Lu-lu the rhino! Kai-lan is ready with all sorts of games and things to play with Lu-lu. But Lu-lu wants to play with DIFFERENT things than Kai-lan.

  • Kai-lan and her friends wake up early today because...there's a CARNIVAL in the backyard with game booths, prizes and rides!

  • Kai-lan and her friends are off to a roller rink to go skating! But when Rintoo won't put on his roller skates, Kai-lan thinks something is wrong. It turns out that Rintoo is scared of roller skating.

  • Trick or treat, it's Halloween! Kai-lan and her friends dress up to go trick or treating with Ye-Ye. Kai-lan is a dinosaur, Tolee's a panda, Hoho's the Monkey King, and Rintoo is his favorite - a dragon!

  • Today's the big lantern festival to celebrate the end of Chinese New Year! Ye-Ye gives Kai-lan some lanterns for her and her friends to decorate.

  • Kai-lan and her friends are planning a big day of playing outdoors, when suddenly it starts to rain! Kai-lan happily finds a way to play in the rain, but Rintoo, Tolee and Hoho are very upset because of the rain.

  • Kai-lan is excited because today she's going to the beach with Ye-Ye and her friends, to play in the sand, fly kites, and go in the water!

  • It's Chinese New Year, which means a big feast, red envelopes, and friends and family all together! Kai-lan and her friends are thrilled because this year, they are old enough to carry the huge dragon costume.

  • Kai-lan is amazed to see the ants building a tiny playground full of fantastical rides. But they forgot to build a swing, and the playground is opening soon! Kai-lan and her friends volunteer to build the ants a tire swing.

  • Rintoo gets a very special delivery today: a build-it-yourself toy car that everyone can ride in. Kai-lan is excited to help Rintoo and Tolee put it together and take a ride. But Hoho is sooo excited that he can??'t wait.

  • Tonight Kai-lan is having a camp-out in the backyard, and we're all invited! Ye-Ye has set up a beautiful ladybug tent, and all of Kai-lan's friends come over, wearing their pajamas.

  • Kai-lan wants to start a music group and wants EVERYONE to be in it! Kai-lan plays her tambourine, Rintoo triumphs on the xylophone, Hoho scratches his turntables, and Lulu dances. But what can Tolee do in the music group?

  • Kai-lan wakes up to see snow blanketing the whole backyard! She finds a great hill for sledding, and sees some beautiful ice sculptures down at the bottom.

  • Kai-lan invents a game ' Twirly Whirly Flyers ' where she and her friends twirl flower blossoms into the air to try to get them into a big tree.

  • Kai-lan discovers some mysterious footprints, so there's only one thing to do ' lead her friends on a safari through the backyard to find out who made them!

  • Today is the Dragonboat Festival! Kai-lan and her friends are sooo excited to race dragonboats on the river! Kai-lan can't wait to meet a real dragon at the end of the races.

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