'Let's Play' by Karen Tyrrell

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Find out more about the Children's Picture Book, proudly produced by Sing&Grow with support of Play Matters Australia and The Department of Social Services.


'Let's Play' by Karen Tyrrell

Come discover all the fun and exciting ways children play. From supporting children's development, to the joys of playing together, there's plenty to celebrate about play!

'Let's Play' is a fun, engaging story for families with young children to encourage playing, singing and growing together. 'Let's Play' supports the evidence-based Sing&Grow approach of strengthening family relationships and building capacity in parents to support their children’s development.

"Play, play, play with me, let's play a game together."

Karen Tyrrell BIO

The Author

Karen Tyrrell is a Brisbane child-empowerment author, Children's Rights Ambassador and key-note speaker, who creates books to empower kids to live STRONG.

Children’s Rights QLD appointed Karen an Ambassador.  Her role is to educate the community and empower children on their rights to be happy, healthy and safe.

Karen Tyrrell author has won 4 awards, 7 grants, and a mentorship from Society of Editors QLD.

Her children's books, Bailey Beats the Blah and  STOP the Bully, are endorsed by Kids Helpline. Harry Helps Grandpa Remember won a RADF grant and is endorsed by Alzheimer’s Australia.

Karen won an Arts Queensland grant and a sponsorship for picture book, Ready Set Discover Logan. with themes of inclusion and diversity.

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Book Launch Event

Come along to the official launch of Karen Tyrrell’s ‘Let’s Play'. Join us and other families for a fun session of reading, play and plenty more! Come discover all the fun and exciting ways children play. From supporting children's development, to the joys of playing together, there's plenty to celebrate about play! There'll be play activities, book signing, read alongs, colouring-in sheets and a chance to meet the author.


11:00am AEST
11 October 2023

The Parlour, State Library of Queensland
Stanley Place
South Brisbane, QLD 4101

Book giveaway!

Children's Rights Queensland is gifting FREE copies of our two recently released children's books: 'I Can't Wait to Play' and 'Let's Play' to groups and organisations in Queensland.

All you have to do is hold a celebration in Queensland during Children's Week 2023!

Celebrations could include holding a special reading of the books during playgroup, exploring some of the fun play ideas from the story, or even printing colouring in sheets.

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Colouring in Activity

Download and print the colouring in sheet for 'Let's Play'. Whether with pencils, crayons, paints or in a collage, experimenting with colour is a great way to play. 



Play Matters is the home of Sing&Grow Australia. Sing&Grow is a national evidence-based music therapy program providing services for young children and their families. Group programs focus on strengthening family relationships, building capacity in parents to support their children’s development in the early years of life, and supporting children’s transition to school. Sing&Grow is delivered exclusively by registered music therapists.

Sing&Grow and Play Matters Australia comissioned the creation and publication of Karen Tyrrell's 'Let's Play', with support from the Department of Social Services. 


Play Matters Australia

Operating for almost 50 years, Play Matters Australia aims to provide children with the best start to life by empowering parents and carers with the skills and confidence to guide and support their children's development through the fundamental act of play. All children have the right to play as stated in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Article 31.

Play Matters Australia has proudly supported this endeavor, alongside Sing&Grow, to see 'Let's Play' brought to families.