People are comparing this to Dora the Explorer... This is BETTER than Dora. When I have watched Dora, she has repeated things so many times it makes me want to throw something at the screen. "what do we have to do? cross the bridge, go over the mountains, then through the woods!" OVER and OVER. I'm pretty sure the kids get it after the second time. I found her too annoying to watch more than twice.
Kai-lan does not unnecessarily repeat things. The characters may seem annoying at times (some voices and seemingly clingy-ness/codependency get to me sometimes), but the show is NOT annoying, as Dora's is. Also, The environment where they wander about (and the characters) seem more colourful and exciting.
This show is 1up on Dora, or maybe 5up?
Plus, you get to learn some Chinese that may be pointless, words like "jump" and "snow," but someday everyone may be forced to speak Chinese so we'll be a few words ahead of a lot of people ; )