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Superbook presents “The First Christmas “at the V & A Waterfront and a Giveaway

As we turn the page to the last month of 2021 and begin to prepare our homes for the coming Advent season so do we as parents prepare our families’ hearts for the true reason behind the Christmas festivities.

Two years ago I was desperately searching for a way that Hamish could enjoy the magic of Christmas and somehow still know the true reason for the season. He was still really little and although we had read the story of the birth of Christ in his Bible book, he was unable to put the connection between the birth of Jesus and Christmas.

I then discovered that Superbook had a beautiful Christmas DVD combo consisting of 2 stories:

The first Christmas and The birth of John the Baptist

I knew this was the perfect opportunity for me to help him see the Bible come to life as we watched the story of the First Christmas together. We have since watched this DVD several times and he has begun to understand that Christmas is so much more than just Santa, his elves, and gifts.

You can read the review here

More than just a DVD

However, something else happened that first day that we met the Superbook team to receive the DVD. Superbook was no longer just another brand or a product we would cast on a shelf until we needed it. Superbook became real to Hamish as he asked for Gizmo, the cute robot mascot, and eagerly wanted to watch more movies.

Read about Superbook movie nights here 

Superbook became a safe App on my phone for Hamish to play games and watch Bibles stories. We followed their social media and used the crafts in our homeschool Bible lessons and all too soon we found ourselves ready to celebrate another Christmas and this time I confidently knew where to turn to prepare Hamish’s heart for the coming festive season.

Last year, we, once again, excitedly, joined the Superbook First Christmas experience and made advent crafts while we decorated our homes, baked cookies, and got ready to join people from all over South Africa to watch The first Christmas episode at the same time and see how Chris and Joy, together with Gizmo find out the true meaning of Christmas.

Superbook has become an important part of our family’s Christmas traditions.

Read why I feel Superbook brings back the heart of Christmas here 

The first Christmas experience and you are invited

This year Superbook will host a fun and meaningful Christmas experience at the V & A amphitheater on the 3 and 4 December from 11am- 12pm and you are invited to bring your children and experience the magic as they watch the nativity come alive on screen in a fun and relatable way that children can truly grasp.

The show is free and your children will enjoy watching, laughing, dancing, singing, and even getting to meet Gizmo the robot. Hamish and I are both super excited and can’t wait. It promises to be a wonderful experience, great morning out, and a fantastic way for us to start our advent season.


To help share the Christmas spirit we have collaborated with Superbook to bless one lucky Fun Mamma SA reader with a wonderful Superbook hamper.

To enter answer below with the Superbook robots name.

The competition closes Monday 6 December 2021

Posted in Competitions

Win with Sibo Says

A while ago I came across the cutest book teaching children about Malaria, and thus my love for the Sibo says series was born.

Since then I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to get to know and work with the increadibly talented author, Ginny Stone on another of her amazing book series, the beautiful Value series.

Book series
Value series compiled by Ginny Stone

If you have not yet been introduced to the Sibo Says books, which are all avaliable on Amazon , pop over to the website and take a peek.

Children's book series
Sibo Says series by Ginny Stone

From 2015 to 2019 Ginny Stone wrote a weekly blog in the African Reporter as Sibo.

These blogs covered a wide variety of topics from bullying, family life, making things, science and life skills to being brave and staying healthy.

In May 2019, the blog won a global award and the best of those blogs was published into a book, now avaliable on Amazon.

About Sibo Says

Having just launched the 15th book in the Sibo says series, Ginny strives to teach children valuable life lessons through a relatable character.

The beautifully illustrated books are all written in rhyme that engages children and adults alike.

Two children
Sibo and a friend

Her new book Sibo stays healthy focuses on how our children can stay safe following healthy practices like sneezing into a tissue and washing their hands regularly.

But you will find topics on

  • HIV
  • Global warming
  • Chemistry
  • Nanotechnology
  • Saving strays
  • Space
  • Malaria
  • Recycling
  • Growing your own vegetables
  • Biodiversity
  • Road safety
  • Etiquette using public transport
Sibo Says books

On the blog

The Sibo says blog is a wealth of information, activities and resources for parents, teachers and children.

Colouring pages
Colouring activities on the Sibo says website

Pick a colouring sheet, spot the difference activity, word search or take a fun quiz.

You can click here to take a look.


Ginny has kindly offered to give 2 lucky readers each a copy of one of her books – Sibo finds a stray

Win a book
Sibo saves a stray by Ginny Stone

To enter:

To stand a chance to win …


  • Comment below with your favourite pet tale.

Competition ends 9 June 2020