Say hello to Kiya
We are so excited to welcome our newest friend Kiya to the Play School family. Kiya from Noongar country, which is located in the southern corner of Western Australia, in her native language, Kiya means “hello”.
Kiya is a sweet looking doll who has curly long locks and wears a vibrant blue dress designed by amazing Menang Gnudju Noonga artist, Kiya Watts.The symbols and dots designed on her dress represents the strong spirit and movements of the ocean, it represents the strong connection that the community of Noongar has to the ocean. This is a reflection of the contemporary identities that Indigenous children have today.
Little ones can catch her weekly on ABC Kids.Our newest addition, Kiya will make the perfect playtime friend, keeping little ones company while they sing and learn along with Play School.