Ni Hao, Kai-Lan is an American television show for preschoolers ages 2-5, which premiered on Nickelodeon on February 7, 2008, and on Noggin (now Nick Jr.) on February 2, 2009. It also premiered on the Canadian Television Channel Treehouse TV and on on Nickelodeon in Israel in November 2009 the show has also premiered. The series was previously shown on Nick Jr. 2 in 2009.
Ni Hao, Kai-lan is based on the childhood memories of the show's creator, Karen Chau, growing up in a bicultural (Chinese-American) household. "Ni hao" means "Hi" in Mandarin, and Kai-Lan is the Chinese name Ms. Chau was given at birth, later Anglicized to Karen.