Nickelodeon Presents A Week of Ni Hao, Kai-lan With New Episode on Feb. 26

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Nickelodeon will present a week of Ni Hao, Kai-lan episodes in their “Year of the Tiger” event. The week will conclude with a new episode on Friday, February 26 at 1:30 p.m. ET/PT.

Following is the full press release from Nickelodeon:


NEW YORK, Feb. 8, 2010 – Preschoolers can celebrate the Chinese New Year with a new episode of Nickelodeon’s Ni Hao, Kai-lan during “Year of the Tiger” week, Monday, Feb. 22 – Friday, Feb. 26, at 1:30 p.m. (ET/PT). In the new episode, premiering Friday, Feb. 26, at 1:30 p.m. (ET/PT), Kai-lan teaches Rintoo the Tiger the importance of taking turns.

The schedule for the Ni Hao, Kai-lan “Year of the Tiger” week is as follows (all times are 1:30 p.m. ET/PT):

Monday, Feb. 22 – “Happy Chinese New Year”
It’s Chinese New Year, and Kai-lan and her friends are thrilled because this year, they are old enough to carry the huge dragon costume. It’s going to take a whole team of friends to carry it for the celebration, but when Rintoo is assigned to march in the middle of the dragon, he walks away! Rintoo doesn’t think the middle is important enough, but the group can’t carry the dragon without him. Kai-lan, with the help of the viewers, must find a way to show Rintoo that every job on a team is important. The episode introduces preschoolers to the word red (Hong Se) in Chinese.

Tuesday, Feb. 23 – “Rintoo’s Big Flip”
Kai-lan and her friends go to see the Chinese rabbit acrobats and are amazed by their tricks. When a rabbit acrobat invites Kai-lan and her friends to be in his show that night, everybody’s excited to practice flips except Rintoo, who doesn’t think he needs to practice. But when his flip turns out to be harder than he thought, Rintoo quits the show. Kai-lan needs the viewers’ help to convince Rintoo to practice so he can be in the show. The episode introduces preschoolers to the word circle (Yuan xing) in Chinese.

Wednesday, Feb 24 – “Rintoo Makes a Splash”
YeYe is taking Kai-lan and her friends to a super special, magical water park. Everyone’s having a blast until Rintoo starts splashing, cannon-balling and playing rough. When no one wants to play with Rintoo anymore, it’s up to Kai-lan and the viewers’ to help him play more gently so everybody can enjoy the water. The episode introduces preschoolers to the word water (Shui) in Chinese.

Thursday, Feb. 25 – “Roller Rintoo”
Kai-lan and her friends are off to a roller rink to go skating, but Rintoo is scared of roller skating. Everyone is surprised that Rintoo would be scared of anything, and they all band together to help him. With some inspiration from the Hula Ducks, Kai-lan and the viewers’ help Rintoo get over his fear of skating, so everyone can go to the roller rink. The episode introduces preschoolers to the word fast (Kuai) in Chinese.

Friday, Feb. 26 – “Tolee’s Turn” — PREMIERE
Kai-lan and her friends are sailing in a beautiful dinosaur boat and playing hide and seek with some dolphins. But when Rintoo won’t give Tolee a turn steering the boat, things come to a standstill. Kai-lan needs the viewers’ help to show Rintoo that when you take turns, everyone gets to play, and everyone has a good time. The episode introduces preschoolers to the word dolphin “Haitun” in Chinese.

Ni Hao, Kai-lan, created by Karen Chau and executive produced by Mary Harrington, is the first original half-hour series that teaches Mandarin words and phrases and Chinese culture to preschoolers. Ni Hao, Kai-lan is also Nickelodeon’s first play-along, think-along series to feature an intergenerational family. Through the eyes of a five-year-old Chinese-American girl named Kai-lan, the series explores the colorful aspects of her upbringing and background, her relationships with her family and friends and the world around her.

The series focuses on issues common to preschoolers such as taking turns, disappointment and jealousy, and supports an emotional intelligence curriculum highlighting cause and effect thinking in the social/emotional world. Ni Hao, Kai-lan provides simple coping strategies, set to song, that teach valuable lessons. Kai-lan strives to understand how things are linked together and she always wants to find out the reason why. Every episode follows the adventures of Kai–lan and her friends as they learn to identify their emotions and stop to consider the feelings of others.

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