Families with 'Two Dads' to Star on Play School

Play School wants to show "the diversity of Australian children".

Play School Australia has put out a casting call for “an adopted family, an extended family, a blended family, an Indigenous nuclear family and a family with two dads”, to feature on its 'My Family' segment.

For those who have watched an episode of the popular kids show, the segment will be featured when the Play School hosts "look through the windows".

Play School Executive Producer, Jan Stradling, said the show is looking to reflect more diversity.

“The idea is to reflect current Australian society by showing a range of family structures and backgrounds. In these stories, we explore the relationships and bonds of a family. We will look at how they care for one another and share experiences, roles and responsibilities," Jan told The Guardian.

“Play School aims to reflect the diversity of Australian children, embracing all manner of race, religions and family situations.”

While it is a step in the right direction, it is currently unclear why Play School has asked specifically for "two dads" and not for, say, any gay parents, or "two mums" too. 

However, the program has continued to diversify its hosts as well - with LGBTI advocate and Please Like Me star, Josh Thomas, gaining a starring gig. 

 

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