Play School aired its special Welcome To Country episode for NAIDOC Week, which, for the first time ever, featured an all-Indigenous cast and a whole episode of Indigenous content.
Among the cast was Indigenous rap legend Baker Boy, who appeared on Play School Celebrity Covers, to give us an epic rendition of the classic nursery rhyme Hickory Dickory Dock.
Baker Boy performed a hip-hop cover of Hickory Dickory Dock on Play School for their special NAIDOC week episode alongside an all-Indigenous cast.
Play School’s special Welcome to Country episode for NAIDOC week features Indigenous hosts Luke Carroll, Miranda Tapsell and Hunter Page-Lochard, speaking back-and-forth about the importance of place and language, along with a comprehensive run-down of different Indigenous nations, and an introduction to several Indigenous languages.
The episode features the introduction to Kiya, the Indigenous doll who will be joining the Play School cast indefinitely, alongside Australian TV legends Big Ted and Humpty. Later in the episode, the trio make a handbag out of paperbark, meet a Didgeridoo player named Matthew, tell an Indigenous story, and head to the popular Yabun festival.
Baker Boy also gave a stand-out performance for Play School Celebrity Covers, with a hip-hop cover of the classic nursery rhyme Hickory Dickory Dock, complete with some signature dance moves.
The special is a quintessential Play School episode, full of fun learning, song, and dance. But it’s also so much more than that, as it finally represents a variety of Australian experiences, not just the narrow view of Australia that television programs so often over-emphasize.
If you want to watch the wholesome episode in full, you can watch it here, even if you don’t have kids.