“Bakaboo” is a Children’s Video
that was created by Grayce Wey and Janet Richards to make it fun for
children to learn Mandarin Chinese phrases and Chinese Culture. Both
Janet and Grayce are second generation Chinese Americans and felt that
it was important to provide a vehicle for kids to have fun while
introducing them to a new language and culture. Ni Hao, Mimi! is the
first video in this series. In this episode, children will learn basic
phrases like the four tones of Chinese, counting from 1-10, hello,
goodbye, thank you, friends and other phrases.
What is Bakaboo?
Bakaboo is the magical land that Mimi, the Panda, Ho Ho the monkey, Zu,
the pig and Nai Nai the tortoise live in. Mimi is from China and new to
Bakaboo. She is eager to meet new friends and share with them stories
of her native homeland, China. In the beginning, Mimi faces some
challenges in meeting new friends, but over time and with Nai Nai’s
help, she eventually finds acceptance and friendship. Your kids will
love this video as they fall in love with the characters from Bakaboo.
Original songs and dance numbers will keep your kids entertained!
also learn important lessons about tolerance and acceptance in Nai Nai’s
pond as well as other Chinese Fun Facts. Every episode of Bakaboo
highlights unique aspects of the Chinese Culture. For example, in this
video, kids learn Kung Fu with Ho Ho and the gang through the Kung Fu
Dance. Each video contains an English track as well as a secondary
Parents and kids will love this DVD! Join Mimi,
the lovable panda, Ho Ho, a cute forgetful monkey, Zu, his best friend
and NaiNai, a wise old tortoise in a fun filled adventure in Bakaboo!
This DVD is well suited for family
with children who has no exposure to Mandarin (such as parents not
This DVD is targeted for children
ages 3-7 and provides an introduction to Chinese phrases and Chinese
Culture. Our goal is to make learning Chinese fun for children. In
this DVD, we introduce children to characters like Mimi, the Panda, Ho
Ho, the monkey, Zu, the pig and Nai Nai, our elderly and wise
grandmother. Through storytelling, fun antics and catchy songs, we hope
that children born to American-Chinese parents, adopted Children from
China or anyone interested in learning Chinese can benefit from this
This DVD teaches kids:
The important life lessons of tolerance and
acceptance in the context of the Chinese culture.
Mandarin words for hello, goodbye, friends,
thank you, and you're welcome