Foundations Picture Books — Magic Oven

‘I can bake all kinds of things that you might find quite strange!’ Through rich illustration and humorous storytelling, the Magic Oven picture book story encourages children to explore matching — a key skill in mathematical thinking that involves visual discrimination and visual memory — as well as rational counting, sorting and subitising among others.

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eyfs early year foundation stage picture book spread reads "l can bake some tasty tarts using queens and jacks of hearts" with lots of tarts, poker cards of queens of jack of hearts, number cards on the table, and a fox wearing an apron is rolling a roller pin on top of some poker cardscards

About the Foundations Picture Book Series

Maths — No Problem! Foundations Picture Books capture the imagination of young readers and encourages children to explore maths through the magical stories of James Allan Hermanson. These richly illustrated, painstakingly crafted picture books evoke mathematical concepts by providing visual clues and opportunities for games.

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eyfs early year foundational stage picture book cover named playmates by James Allen Hermanson with two witches and one children playing together


Join these charmingly spooky characters including a skipping goblin who sings in verse!

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eyfs early year foundational stage picture book cover named this n that by James Allen Hermanson with one child, a dog and cat playing in the background

This ’n That

Follow the adventures of This ’n That, a really frightened, ’fraidy cat.

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eyfs foundational stage picture book cover named Rosy Red with a rabbit near a shelf with books, candies, plants on it and a bird on top

Rosy Red

Help this bunny ‘hunting whiz’ search out chocolatey Easter treats!
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Foundations — Your Reception Solution

This Early Years mastery programme encourages learning through play and sets children on a path to a deep understanding of maths.

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Illustration of two children discussing maths mastery.