A popular children’s cartoon show in China is called 喜羊羊 or Pleasant Goat and the Big Bad Wolf. The premise of the story is pretty simple. The show is about a group of goats living on the Green Pasture, Qing Qing Grasslands/Plains, (青青草原) and the story revolving around a clumsy wolf who wants to eat them. It is aired on over 40 local TV stations including Hong Kong’s TVB, BTV Animation Channel and CCTV. The show was also aired in Taiwan, India and Singapore. The show has not yet seen an international release outside of Asia. However, some of the Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf DVDs have English subtitles
A quick search in google or youtube will grant you access to full episodes and clips. This is a fun way to access Mandarin at home in a format that your child may enjoy. Please remember to monitor your child’s computer time and to filter the content of each episode, as what is deemed appropriate for viewing may vary per family.