Thursday, August 21, 2008

Super Neato Fabulous!


Ok I am new to Nihao, Kai-lan but something about the super happy dancing animals cover got me interested. Thanks to a Chinese exchange student friend of mine from jr high school I did know that Nihao means hello in Chinese but past that I pretty much have no clue on the Chinese front.

Well to my surprise Kai-lan is really simular to our buddy Dora but instead of Spanish she teaches Chinese culture and Mandrian language! Kai-lan shares the stage with her friends RinToo the tiger, Tolee the panda, and my personal favorite Hoho the monkey (where can I get a Hoho of my own?!).

It's never to early to expose your kids to other cultures. Yes, I know, sometimes it feels like its just not that important but belive me once your kids reach their teenage years and with the access that kids have to the world today especially in service related industries you end up being flooded with people of all types, shapes, and colors and I know working in a hospital and trudging my way through nursing school I see all sorts of people every day. I can tell you it really helps to have some clue how to identify with or even communicate on a basic level with people who do not speak English. I was lucky enough as a child to have moved enough that I got a pretty good taste of the world but I can't even imagine living in the same town with the same kids all my life and never experiencing something new, then being thrown into the outside world totally ignorant. Not other cultures are total alien, actually the more you learn the more you realize that really we are all the same! I think thats really the whole point of these multicultural shows not only does it give kids that are Chinese American kids a show they can identify with but it gives non Chinese children a way to identify with the culture and realize that its really the same as your family just a few small differences!

Nihao, Kai-lan Super Special Days is available right now on Amazon!

I have three copies of Nihao, Kai-lan Super Special Days to give away to our readers!

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    • This contest will end September 15th at midnight!

93 Comments:

Anonymous said...

I love multi-cultural kids shows, but have trouble finding them. I have always liked the segments in Sesame Street where they feature children from around the world.

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Mama Zen said...

I love the multicultural kid shows. Dora is still my favorite!

Steph said...

I love multicultural kid shows, it gives my kids a chance to learn basics of a new language and learn about a different culture. Our favorites are Nihao, Kai-lan (my kids love RinToo) and Dora the Explorer.

agordon10 said...

I love these shows. My daughter can say words in different languages and they make learning other languages accesible to the young.

Hil'Lesha said...

I'm glad that these kind of shows exist. My favorite is Diego. :)

Hil'Lesha said...

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kygirl said...

I think its wonderful, I don't have a favorite

mverno said...

whatever

Maja said...

I love them. I am Croatian/Bosnian and my husband is from Mexico...so I am all for multicultural shows. My son actually likes this one that's being given away. He is not Chinese, but already knows some words in Chinese. :)

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reb said...

We like Dora the Explorer

MOM said...

I don't mind them watching the mc shows as long as they are clean, they need to learn people are different and things are different. Sure they ask questions, but I am ready and don't mind them seeing the shows.

TheAngelForever said...

I think multicultural kid shows are wonderful. I think Nihao, Kai-Lan is my favorite because she really shows wonderful lessons in being kind. No offense to Dora, but she can get on my nerves after a while ;)

Thanks for the great giveaway!

TheAngelForever said...

I also subscribe to your feed :)

chromiumman said...

we're big fans of multicultural shows, dora is our fave

Rebecca said...

I like the Multi-cultural childrens' shows, it is just very rare for it to be anything other than Spanish, I think the more cultures the better. So I was happy to see Kai-Lan pop up :D

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Kari said...

Nihao is definitely our favorite. We love Diego too, but I love Rintoo and Tolee, so does my 4 yr old :D

Thank you!!

Kari said...

Im also a subscriber of your feed!

Karen said...

Love Dora !!

holly K said...

I liek the multi cultural shows. My kids love those parts of Sesame street. Also, Kai Lan is my son's new favorite show!!

imjasonc said...

I love multi-cultural kid shows. Dora is my daughters favorite!!

Millie said...

I love the multi culture shows as well.. its so funny when I say a "big" word and my son doesnt understand it he ask me "is that spanish?" lol
Thanks for the chance to win such a great prize!
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I am a subcriber :)
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Sharon said...

LOVE THEM...and we need more...my favorite was and is The Puzzle Place...not on anymore...what a great show...PBS should bring it back. THANKS

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furygirl3132 said...

I think multicultural shows are great. They teach children so many wonderful things and help them learn a different language and ways that people outside our country do things that differ from us. I know when my daughter first started watching Dora, she learned a lot of Spanish words and began speaking them to us around the house. Dora is my favorite but I love Ni Hoa Kai Lan because she is so cute and teaches my daughter some great things also. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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katy said...

I think multi-cultural shows are great. A friend adopted a girl from China. My fav is Dora.

Cherie J said...

I love multicultural shows. My son has learned new words by watching Kailin, Dora and Diego. He loves them all but I think Kailin is his favorite now because it is newer.

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miriama said...

I think it is important for our kids to be exposed to different cultures and Sesame Street seemed to do that from an early time. Now I think Diego and Dora are great.

LINDALSHOT said...

It's important that we all get along and shows like this enforce those values.

judybrittle said...

Dora The Explorer is our favorite. Thank you so much!

judybrittle said...

I'm subscribed

Erica C. said...

the popular Dora is the favorite in this house!

Tammy said...

Dora is our favorite.

MMrussianadoption said...

definitely Dora and Diego. My kids now count in Spanish and say other words. They cant get enough.

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MMrussianadoption said...

I am a subscriber as well

mogrill said...

We love Dora the Explorer!

littlelatina said...

Go Diego Go!

Heather said...

Only good things can come of this generation being raised with a better understanding of the world's children than we had as kids.

Tina said...

I think multi-cultural anything is important - especially if you live in an area where diversity is low. Dora is my favorite. tinawittmer(at)yahoo(dot)com

Andria said...

Being married to a fluent Spanish speaker, my kids become familar to both languages. My son went from Dora, to Handy Manny, and now Nihao. The kids love it and are so proud they can say stuff in a different language than their own. Plus, my oldest is learning "Italian" in 1st Grade! Wow!

- Marybeth I. said...

I love multicultural kids shows. Prepares them for the real world, and shows them our heritage / background may be different but that we are all human, feeling the same feelings, enjoying family, play, celebrations, etc..

I guess Dora would be our favorite. I love that Disney typically has multicultural casts for their shows

- Marybeth I. said...

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brandy said...

i love it. my kids are learning new languages and i am too. i watch it with them and learn new words

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lmuk77 said...

I love the shows - great for me to learn too

Julie D said...

I like multi-cultural shows that don't "force" the issue. The kids just happen to be different and have different customs. I like Little Bill from a few years ago.

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carol drury said...

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I think it is great for children to learn early on - perhaps we will raise a more open generation!

Alyce said...

Our favorite multi-cultural show is "Go Diego Go." My son has recently discovered Ni hao Kai Lan, and seems to be very taken with it.

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I subscribed to your feed.

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Nanana said...

I don't know what really classifies as a "multi-cultural" show. Most shows now have people of all ethnicities in them. I really like the game, Cooking with Mama, though. My daughter (and me) get exposed to so many different varieties of foods!

windycindy said...

I believe the shows that show that there are persons of of various cultures and that it is important to have respect for one's heritage. In America, I enjoy living with people from the various countries. We have hosted students from various countries and our two sons have learned so much through the experience. Even, the animated Tarzan movie was an example of two people from different cultures taking the time to learn and respect one another. Thanks, Cindi
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silverhartgirl said...

I love multicultural kid shows. My son does too

CanCan said...

I love Kailan! I have studied Chinese before (and lived in China) and it is something I would like to pass on to my children.
Another great resource for teaching languages to young kids is the Muzzy DVD series!

Whimsical Creations said...

We like sesame street.

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dolls123 said...

Sesame street
Its shows everyone together.

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Vicky H. said...

Being of mixed ethnicity, I embrace multicultural kid shows. They're great ways to teach children about the world. My favorite multicultural shows are Sesame Street and Puzzle Place.


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Kelly said...

I like them, especially because my 2yo loves them. His favorites are this one, diego and dora. He loves shouting back the spanish or chinese words.

wigget said...

i enjoy multicultural kids shows as long as the culture depicted is not too obscure from my kids' world. i most like dora the explorer.

cpullum said...

Wow this is great multi culture is needed even as the schools are starting to recognize it! I would say High School Musical has all races in it!! Cheetah Girls also a great movie! Fairy god Parents my 10 year old says!
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Ginny said...

My daughter was so excited when this came out, she is a huge Dora fan! We always seem to miss it now that she is in school full time, so I'd love to win the dvd! We love the mutli culteral shows, especially when they teach some of the language. I think it is great for teaching tolerance.

In the same way that they say violence leads you to not notice it as much, I think seeing all cultures helps you not to notice the differences & think nothing of anyone being different. Hope that made some sense, hard to type my thoughts on this, lol.

Ginny said...

I'm subscribed via bloglines as well.

jennem said...

We love them, we're a multicultural family. Kai Lan is our favorite, and our second favorite is Go Diego Go.
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Anonymous said...

I love the multicultural shows-Dora is the best

justicecw said...

My son loves multicultural shows like Diego. It is just natural to him that people are different. thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

denyse said...

Dora is our favorite!

Jinxy and Me said...

I love multicultural shows. We are a very multicultural family and it's great to see that represented.

Holly said...

It's important that kids learn about different cultures and hear languages different from their own. My daughter's favorite is Dora.
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Professional Mommy said...

Our favorite is Nihao, Kai-lan. My 2 year old can speak some Chinese words now!

Annemarie said...

These shows are awesome!! Dora the Explorer is my favorite!!

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klp1965 said...

i think these shows for are great for teaching young kids about other cultures..we like dora :)

LeeAnn P. said...

We are big fans of multi-cultural education. In fact my son and daughter attend french and spanish immersion preschools! My DD wanted a chinese school but there are none close to us. She would love this DVD! That being said, our favorite is still Diego!

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yellowlabs said...

I love mulicultural kid shows. My favorite is Nihao, Kai-lan.

Erma said...

I think multicultural shows are great. They teach children so many wonderful things and help them learn a different language. Thanks
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fancyfeet48 said...

I think multicultural shows are great. They teach children so many wonderful things and help them learn a different language

Anne said...

My sis has two adopted Chinese girls, and I would love to win this for them. Especially since they don't have cable and my sis, who is a single mom, recently lost her job and has the girls home full-time while she looks for a new one.
I've only watched Dora when they were visiting my home, and I know that it has made my older niece afraid of natural bodies of water (apparently Dora is always being attacked by animals in streams, lakes, oceans, etc.).

bison61 said...

I agree children should be exposed to other cultures. the boys like Dora and Diego

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Anonymous said...

As for multicultural kids programming, Kai-Lan, with its low-key style of presenting life lessons aimed at the pre-school set is certainly my favorite.

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purango said...

I love multicultural shows. Dora the Explorer is my favorite. garrettsambo@aol.com

bboyle said...

My daughter's favorite show is Nihao, Kai-lan and she has learned a lot from it, especially when we tied it into the Beijing olympics. She has also learned some Spanish from Dora and Diego.

crystalf said...

I love them! Our kids can learn that they're all the alike and like all the same things. Dora would probably be my favorite! Thank you!

rockandtiff2002@aol.com said...

I like mulitcutral shows. They teach children a lot. I think diego is my favorite. My daughter loves the action, and adventure. It used to be dora, but she says thats for babies.

ssmina said...

my son watches it sometimes...cute show. I am open to the multicultural show, I just want him to learn things in english first!

maggie0352 said...

It is always a good time to learn.Thank you for the chance to win. maggie0352@aol.com

Samantha P said...

i love them, they teach u about other cultures, i really loved Puzzle Place! that show was the bomb!

Samantha P said...

also a subscriber!

masonsgranny59 said...

we heart Dora the Explorer!

lilyk said...

I like multicultural kid shows. My favorite is Dora the Explorer.

lilyk said...

I subscribed to your mailing list.

Dale Pape said...

I have the Ni-Hao Kai Lin Bukkake doll.His name is Johnny Bukkake.

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