I’ll always be a Pinoy kid at heart. =)
If you’re a Pinoy child of the 80s like me, and now in the early 30s age bracket, chances are, your wonder years included anticipation to watch educational TV show like BATIBOT.
Did you grow up with BATIBOT too ?
My 4-year-old son Gabby is presently enjoying his summer vacation from his preschool (he just finished Nursery), spending half of his day watching cartoons on cable TV. As parents, I and my wife Tina would want something educational and entertaining-kid-friendly shows for him to watch. Sometimes he preferred cartoons that we find too harsh for children as most of them have violence and other inappropriate contents. He’s fond of watching Nickelodeon, Disney channel, Cartoon network and shows like Spongebob Squarepants, Tom and Jerry, Mr. Bean, Ben10, Monster Allergy and the list goes on… But he’s not stubborn neither headstrong and would easily listen and obey us whenever we asked him not follow shows ill-suited for him.
I think watching educational show like BATIBOT before contributed something to what we are today. I don’t discount SESAME STREET and other foreign kiddie-TV-shows that also helped us grew better persons, but I also want my kid to have a sense of being Pinoy as young as he is.
I wish I can find dvds of BATIBOT for Gabby to enjoy and be familiar with Pong Pagong, Kiko Matsing, Kuya Bodjie, Ate Siena, Manang Bola, Ging-ging and Ning-ning, and songs from the show like ”Alin, alin, alin ang naiba?”, “Ako ang kapit-bahay…” and the theme song ofcourse that used to open the show… Otherwise, we’ll just watch together some BATIBOT clips on youtube.
Don’t you miss BATIBOT ?
Who’s your favorite BATIBOT character/s ?