Ni Hao! That means “hi” in Mandarin Chinese and is also how Kai-lan, an energetic Chinese-American preschooler, greets viewers to her new show on Nickelodeon. Ni Hao, Kai-lan is a play-along, think-along series that weaves together the Mandarin Chinese language and culture, preschool-relatable stories and interactivity, with Kai-lan as the child’s intimate friend and playmate.
Scholastic and Nickelodeon have teamed up to create an engaging educational program for preschoolers featuring Kai-lan and her friends that extends the learning values of the show and introduces children to a new culture and language. With February marking the Chinese New Year, these materials are a great way for your class to learn more about the Chinese culture, traditions and even learn some simple Mandarin Chinese phrases!
We hope this program inspires you and your class to go on a cultural exploration with your new friends from Ni Hao, Kai-lan!
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