Thursday, September 16, 2010

Ni Hao, Kai-Lan

For the past few Saturday and Sunday mornings, DH and I would sit in front of the TV and watch kids' cartoons. No reasons really, maybe because they're the only interesting shows available at that time. Well, the real reason is because we don't have cable, and don't intend to either.

We were somehow drawn to this particular English show called Ni Hao, Kai-Lan from Nickelodeon.

The characters not only teach and repeat Mandarin words to its viewers, but also interact with their audience by asking them questions, following by a pause for the audience to answer back. What is more interesting about the show is that it addresses issues that are common to preschoolers (taking turns, disappointment, anger, etc.), and ways to practice effective thinking in terms of emotional intelligence.

I was intrigued by the voice behind the characters, since they were speaking perfect English while also saying words in Mandarin. What a great show! Read more on wiki.

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