Are you looking for ways to celebrate Holy Week with the entire family during the enhanced community quarantine?
Good news! Chris, Joy, and Gizmo will help you travel back in time to witness the awesome stories and miracles of Jesus!
Superbook Reimagined will air on ABS-CBN every 6:00 a.m. from April 9 to 11, Maundy Thursday to Black Saturday. It will feature Jesus’ miracles in “Jesus Heals the Blind”; Jesus’ victory over temptation in “Jesus In the Wilderness”; and Jesus’ teaching about prayer in “Teach Us to Pray”.
Superbook will also air back-to-back episodes on Yey!, ABS-CBN’s kid’s channel, from April 6 to 12, every 7:30 a.m.
Superbook is an award-winning Bible-based animation series that teaches children timeless moral truths and life lessons through the adventures of Chris, Joy, and their robot friend, Gizmo!
To support the Department of Education (DepEd) and Talisay Local Government Unit’s campaign in improving the reading comprehension of students, Gizmo and the Superbook team brought an ultimate Superbook experience to hundreds of Bicolano kids last March 6.
The Superbook team graced the launch of DepEd’s storytelling program dubbed “Bisita Ko, Basahan Mo Ako. Paglaki Ko, Ikaw ang Idol Ko” in Talisay, Camarines Norte. The children enjoyed a role-playing activity featuring Superbook‘s “Joseph and the Pharaoh’s Dream”, a film-showing of “A Giant Adventure”, and exciting Superbook games. The children also got to sing and dance with Gizmo.
Along with Superbook, firefighters, policemen, and other volunteer professionals came to read stories for the children who came from ten different schools in Talisay.
Emma Soriano of Bicol Schools Division Office said, “Thank you, Superbook, and to everyone who gave reading materials, for helping us boost our pupils’ love for reading and helping them improve their communication skills.”
More than just encouraging kids to read, Superbook stays true to its mission in sharing the Gospel to children all over the Philippines and teaching them good values. 9-year-old Jacob Asalva said, “I am very happy to see Gizmo and play with other kids! Because of Superbook, I learned that there is a God. This inspires me to be a good kid.”
By watching “A Giant Adventure”, Jacob learned to be brave. When his father died, Jacob and four of his siblings were left under the care of his grandmother, Salvi, while the other four were adopted by relatives. Having to face these huge challenges at such a young age, Jacob was encouraged by David’s courage in fighting the giant Goliath.
“David inspired me to be brave. I want to be a soldier someday,” Jacob shared.
Help us bring the Superbook experience to more children like Jacob and reach out to more schools, churches and communities! Go to batangsuperbook.com/supergifts or visit Batang Superbook’s Facebook page. Invest in the lives of the Filipino children!
A typical Filipino child enjoys watching television every day, especially animated shows. To the kids, it could be a fun, easy way to learn while keeping themselves entertained.
To an 11-year-old boy named Paterno, watching children’s shows, especially his favorite animated series Superbook, is a perfect way to spend his Sundays.
“Whenever I watch Superbook, I learn good life lessons. It also shows how God helps people in times of struggle. I am so happy to watch Superbook!” exclaimed Paterno.
According to Paterno, his mother would allow him and his three siblings to watch the show as it helps them revisit Bible stories in a fascinating, colorful, and action-packed way! Because they are of Visayan descent watching Superbook in Filipino helps them expand their vocabulary.
This is exactly why Paterno and his classmates were so thrilled when Gizmo and the Superbook team visited Catagdaan Elementary School in Pilar, Bohol last January 22.
In partnership with Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines which conducted a medical mission, Superbook simultaneously staged an event for almost two hundred kids.
Together, they watched the courageous story of David against Goliath in A Giant Adventure. They also played exciting games such as the “Balloon Caterpillar” game which fosters cooperation with each other, followed by “Finding the Lost Sheep” that illustrates God’s love for His children.
The kids also loved the “Certified Batang Superbook Quiz”. Lastly, they were super thrilled to sing and dance along The Salvation Poem with Gizmo. Everyone, including Paterno, later prayed and accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
“I am so happy to see Gizmo, it’s my first time to see him!” said Paterno who encouraged other kids like him to watch Superbook. “You should watch Superbook because you will learn how to mingle with other people. [Because of Superbook], it’s easier for me to be friends with other kids.”
To Paterno’s mother, their family loves Superbook and its timeless moral values as it became a safe place not just for her children, but also, for the whole family.
“I encourage him [Paterno] to watch it because he can learn good values from it. I want my children to know the lessons it brings like being polite and generous to others. I, too, watch it at times because of the life lessons it teaches like love for family, generosity, and the importance of going to church. It’s not just for kids,” shared Sonia.
Do you also want to have that Superbook experience in your church or school? Partner with the Superbook team now! Visit the Batang Superbook website and Facebook page to know more.
Weeks after its eruption, the Taal Volcano continued to spew flumes of ash and smoke. Residents within the 14-kilometer danger zone fled to safe areas for refuge. To this day, families who used to live near the crater are suffering in the aftermath of the volcano’s eruption.
Last January 24, together with Operation Blessing, Superbook visited two evacuation centers in San Jose, Batangas to provide disaster relief, medical aid, and spiritual encouragement.
Kids staying at the evacuation centers met Gizmo and had the chance to sing and dance with him. They enjoyed group games and puppet shows. Aside from relief packs, the children also enjoyed Superbook goodies.
The children who looked downcast when the Superbook team arrived beamed with hope after watching Superbook’s “Job”episode. They learned that God can still be trusted even in times of calamity and hardship.
“I learned to count on God and never lose hope in difficult times,” shared Brandon. “Job lost everything, yet he still prayed to God. Let’s continue to hold on to God because He is always guiding us.”
Hans was so excited because “Job” was his favorite Superbook episode. “Job’s sufferings were caused by Satan. Even after losing his family and possessions, Job still trusted God,” he shared.
“Thank you, Superbook, for helping us! Our worries have gone away because you came,” Hans cheerfully said.
Your partnership with Superbook goes a long way! Help us reach more children affected by the Taal Volcano eruption. Go to batangsuperbook.com/supergifts and invest in the lives of the next generation!
The province of Batangas was gravely affected when the Taal Volcano’s eruption began last January 12. When heavy ash clouds covered its towns and cities and earthquakes became more frequent, thousands of Batangueños were forced to leave their homes and move to the nearest evacuation centers.
“We’ve been here for almost two weeks,” said 8-year-old Monica whose family evacuated to Calumbang Elementary School. Although she has a lot of playmates in the evacuation center, Monica couldn’t help but feel sad and miss home.
According to studies, being displaced by natural disasters can cause a lot of stress and trauma to children. Reya Abreiu, Treasurer of Barangay Calumpang shares, “A lot of kids are crying and repeatedly expressing their desire to return home.”
Last Thursday, January 23, Superbook, in partnership with Operation Blessing, staged an event for children in Calumbang to minister, encourage, and help the kids process what they are going through. The kids played Superbook games, received goodies, and got the chance to sing and dance with their favorite robot friend, Gizmo.
One of the activities was a film showing of Superbook’s “Job” episode. Job lost his children and wealth in a series of calamities and tragedies, but he didn’t question God. Instead, Job chose to trust and love the Lord. Later, God restored Job and blessed him with a double portion of everything he had lost.
“I’ve learned not to blame God for bad situations. We should always pray to God and love Him with our whole heart,” said Monica.
“Superbook has helped a lot! As you can see, the kids really had a lot of fun. It shifted their focus from our current situation. They were given hope to start again,” Reya shared.
The Taal eruption may have dampened the spirits of the children, but through Job’s story, they learned that there is a God they can trust and rely on. There is a reason to hope again.
“It is important that we teach children good values because they will carry it with them for the rest of their lives,” shared Rosenda Garces, a first-grade teacher from Enrique Jose Elementary School in Kibungan, Benguet.
In the morning, before her class begins, Rosenda lets her students watch Superbook.
“Superbook is a good TV program for children,” said Rowena. “Superbook teaches good manners and fear of the Lord. If children will watch Superbook, they will grow up avoiding bad behavior and fearing God.”
Last January 11, Gizmo and the Superbook Team had the chance to visit the elementary school where Rosenda was teaching. Her school is in the far-flung community of Madaymen in Kibungan.
Kibungan is a cool, mountainous municipality in the Northwest section of Benguet, more than 300 kilometers north of Metro Manila. In partnership with Pathfinders Outdoors Club, more than a hundred children enjoyed watching Superbook’s “A Giant Adventure” and were given school supplies, toiletries, and goodies.
9-year-old Ainor is one of the fans of Superbook in Barangay Madaymen. She was so grateful for all that she has learned while watching the episodes. “Thank you, Superbook, for teaching us about God, for teaching us good values,” she said.
Ainor’s father, Jim, also shared how Superbook has been helpful to him and his wife in teaching discipline to his children. “Because of Superbook, my kids learned to obey us without complaining,” Jim shared. “They now have the initiative in helping with the household chores. I pray that my children will grow up in the fear of the Lord and that they will be excellent in school.”
Superbook is a great tool in teaching important life and faith values to children and leading them closer to God.