Ni Hao Kai-lan 2 Seasons 2008

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1. The Dragonboat Festival TV-Y CC

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.

Starring:
Kai-lan
Runtime:
25 minutes
Original air date:
February 7, 2008

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Season 1
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    1. The Dragonboat Festival 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.

    TV-Y 25min February 7, 2008
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    2. Everybody's Hat Parade Kai-lan notices Ye-Ye's gardening hat, and is inspired to make a hat of her own. When everyone in the backyard start making hats too, Kai-lan declares that they should have a hat parade!

    TV-Y 25min March 24, 2008
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    3. Safari Pals 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!

    TV-Y 25min March 26, 2008
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    4. Twirly Whirly Flyers 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.

    TV-Y 25min February 8, 2008
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    5. The Snowiest Ride 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.

    TV-Y 25min March 25, 2008
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    6. Tolee's Rhyme Time 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?

    TV-Y 25min February 11, 2008
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    7. Kai-Lan's Campout 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.

    TV-Y 25min February 14, 2008
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    8. Wait, Hoho, Wait! 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.

    TV-Y 25min February 13, 2008
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    9. The Ant Playground 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.

    TV-Y 25min February 12, 2008
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    10. Happy Chinese New Year! 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.

    TV-Y 25min February 15, 2008
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    11. Beach Day 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!

    TV-Y 25min July 11, 2008
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    12. Rain or Shine 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.

    TV-Y 25min March 27, 2008
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    13. Hoho's Big Flight 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.

    TV-Y 25min October 9, 2008
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    14. Ni Hao, Halloween 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!

    TV-Y 25min October 28, 2008
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    15. Roller Rintoo 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.

    TV-Y 25min October 7, 2008
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    16. KAI-LAN’S CARNIVAL Kai-lan and her friends wake up early today because...there's a CARNIVAL in the backyard with game booths, prizes and rides!

    TV-Y 25min October 6, 2008
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    17. Lulu Day 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.

    TV-Y 25min October 8, 2008
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    18. Sports Day Kai-lan LOVES dinosaurs, and today she's made up a whole bunch of Olympic-style Dinosaur Games to play with her friends!

    TV-Y 25min August 6, 2008
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    19. Kai-lan Goes to China 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.

    TV-Y 46min August 14, 2009

Product Details

Genres Kids & Family
Director Dave Marshall, Matt Mahaffey, Julie Morgavi
Starring Kai-lan
Supporting actors Khamani Griffin, Angie Wu, Beverly Duan, Frank Welker, Jack Samson, Preston Strother, Ben Wang
Season year 2009
Network Nick Jr.
Executive Producer Karen Chau
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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The art and stories are great, and there are no scary crises.
Paul Chun
Kids love to watch this and learn a great deal of Chinese and good manners from it.
Shang Tseng
Both my 3 year old son and 1 year old daughter absolutely LOVE this show!
Caru

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Pen Name on April 9, 2012
Ni Hao Kai-Lan (Hello, Kai-Lan) is a kid's show about a young girl, her paternal grandfather, and her animal friends. Each episode deals with a minor problem the characters deal with, usually hurt feelings, and one of the characters thinks back to the incident that caused the problem. Once the characters figure out what went wrong, they have a song and then carry on. There's usually one or two new Mandarin Chinese words per episode and the standard "ni hao" (hello), "xiè xiè" (thank you), and "zài jiàn" (goodbye) in every episode. Unfortunately, the words are only pronounced rather than written out in characters or pinyin. I end up referencing the Wikipedia page that lists the episodes ([...]) to get the simplified characters and word listing.

From a parent's perspective, I didn't really like the nonsensical parts like tickling Mr. Sun to wake him up or driving a train over flying bugs, but my kids loved it. The ideal audience is probably 1-4 year olds. It's also nice to finally have the series on a video streaming service (Netflix doesn't currently stream it).

As an aside, there are some Beanie Baby versions of the main characters on Amazon. Ty Beanie Baby - Kai-lan - Ni Hao Kai Lan
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca Turner on November 29, 2013
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one of a handful of shows I'll let my toddler watch. The characters aren't rude to each other, and instead focus on trying to understand and help with their friends' emotions and struggles. It's pretty simple stuff, but it's good for toddlers and probably preschoolers. There's a sprinkle of mandarin words, but not a ton.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By O. Fischer on August 20, 2012
My 3 year old really enjoys this show. A chinese-american girl living with her grandfather "ye-ye" with many animal friends. Usually there's a new mandarin vocabulary word tossed out but the main part is there's some social or emotional difficulty that occurs with one of the animal friends. Such as fear of heights, fear of trying a new food, impatience waiting for a new toy to be built, anger at being copied. Then Kai-lan leads the way in finding out what's wrong and helping to find a solution. The answer to the problem is always sung in the same tune. For example, what to do when you've caused a problem: first you say you're sorry and then you fix it. Afraid of trying something new? Just try it try it try it (which I sing to my picky-eater daughter).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By HLC2212 on March 13, 2014
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My daughter loves Ni Hao Kai-Lan, both season 1 and 2. She's learning Chinese from the show and some of the behavior concepts we have been teaching not to do. She loves to share now, because we remind her from the show, sharing is good!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amy L. Kendall on February 10, 2014
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My 3 year old has watched this show for over a year, and it's adorable to hear her speak Chinese in response to the characters' questions.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Wayne E. Delong on December 22, 2013
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My four year old loves this show. It teaches a lot about getting along. There is always a moral to every story about sharing, getting along, or being a good friend. My daughter is four and she absolutely loves this show. I don't have to worry about what she is going to hear while she is watching it alone.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lanfranco on December 20, 2013
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I can learn Chinese. When there is a problem, There is a solution. To reveal the solution, Kai-lan always sings a song.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Caru on September 29, 2013
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Both my 3 year old son and 1 year old daughter absolutely LOVE this show! It's adorable and has heartfelt values, including family. I'd choose this one over Dora any day.
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