Ni Hao, Kai-Lan INtroduces Chinese Through Television - The Nickolodeon TV show Ni Hao, Kai-Lan (你好, 凯兰) or Hello, Kai-Lan had captured the attention of many audiences around the world. The young Chinese girl, Kai-Lan who teaches Mandarin is now a hit. Ni Hao Kai Lan Costumes are even sold on costume shops and even online which shows the growing influence of the show.
Chinese or Mandarin is considered to be the largest spoken language in the World. Ni Hao, Kai-Lan aims to teach viewers the basic of Mandarin. The show premiered on ickelodeon on February 7, 2008 and on Noggin (now Nick Jr.) on February 2, 2009. Ni Hao, Kai-Lan is also broadcasted in Canada on Treehouse TV and in the United States on Nick Jr, Israel's Nick TV also introduces the show recently.
The show also introduces Chinese culture and values as well as multiculturalism. Multiculturalism is introduced trough the diverse background of Kai-lan's friends. Also, the show is an effective way to support social and emotional development for preschoolers through cause and effect problem solving.
Shows like Ni Hao, Kai-Lan follows the success of other language and learning shows like Dora The Explorer and Diego. This is also the first show on Nickolodeon which opens the world to the complexity and beauty of the Mandarin language.