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Ni Hao Kai-lan 2 Seasons 2009

Season 1
4.7 out of 5 stars (290) IMDb 3.7/10

Whether they're getting ready for the Dragonboat Festival, celebrating Chinese New Year, going on a Safari, or camping out in the backyard, Kai-lan and her friends are always excited to share their adventures with you!

Starring:
Jade-Lianna Peters, Clem Cheung
Original air date:
August 14, 2009

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Season 1
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.

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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!

CC TV-Y March 24, 2008 24 minutes
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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!

CC TV-Y March 26, 2008 24 minutes
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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

CC TV-Y February 14, 2008 24 minutes
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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.

CC TV-Y February 13, 2008 24 minutes
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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

CC TV-Y October 9, 2008 24 minutes
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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!

CC TV-Y October 28, 2008 24 minutes
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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.

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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!

CC TV-Y October 6, 2008 24 minutes
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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.

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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!

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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.

CC TV-Y August 14, 2009 46 minutes
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Product Details

Genres Kids & Family
Director Dave Marshall, Matt Mahaffey
Starring Jade-Lianna Peters, Clem Cheung
Supporting actors Khamani Griffin, Angie Wu, Beverly Duan, Frank Welker, Jack Samson, Preston Strother, Ben Wang
Season year 2009
Network Nick Jr.
Producers Karen Chau, Jeff DeGrandis, Mary Harrington, Debby Hindman, Dave Marshall, Sascha Paladino
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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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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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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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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My daughter (2 years old) absolutely lives this show. On Saturday morning when she is allowed to watch some cartoons it is usually her request upon getting out of bed.

And the messages it teaches are usually good ones, with some reinforcement between different episodes even which I liked. When the characters are upset she will often join in the concern.

Regarding the Chinese, my wife speaks mansion so our daughter gets significant Chinese outside of the show so I don't know of what she repeats from the show is purely from it or also from my wife. She will repeat the Chinese words and use them outside of the show.

Recommend highly to anyone with young kids looking for something with good messages and some addicting tunes.
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Quality show with top notch animation. It changed my life forever. I can no longer go a single day without watching an episode. If I miss an episode, I turn into a unstoppable Dragon that destroys my entire city. That's how life changing this show is. 10/10 would watch again.
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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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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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As a mom I can't say enough about this series. It is fantastic! My kids love to watch this show. I love the fact that it teaches positive character development (like caring for the feelings of others) as well as introducing children to Chinese language and culture. That is the main reason why I bought this series. If my children are going to watch TV, then I want that time to be as productive as possible.

As for the show itself, the animation is good and the characters are adorable. In my opinon this show is well suited for kids age 6 and under although I'm sure kids older than that might like it, too. This cartoon is certainly not annoying like some of the other learning kid programs I have had to endure. Can you say, "backpack backpack" anyone? If you are a mom you know what I mean by that. And speaking of that, there are some silly pauses in the show where the kids are expected to talk to the TV, but there are not too many of those. My kids just ignore those parts.

Overall, this series is great and I would recommend it to other parents who are looking for a show their kids will enjoy and learn from, too.
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