This book has been designed to complement the bestselling School Friendly Cards. Designed to help young children learn key early number concepts while playing simple card games, this book will give you plenty of ideas to use School Friendly Playing Cards for a wide range of mathematical activities. Playing cards is a popular pastime for children and adults alike. Young children enjoy playing card games but sometimes are confused by all of the extraneous information depicted on a standard playing card. They sometimes have difficulty remembering the difference between clubs and spades – if they can even remember their names! They may not remember whether a Jack is of higher value than a Queen or King. Acre Aces high (11) or (1)? When using cards to develop fluency in mathematics, these issues can prove a distraction and irritation to children, hence the development of these simpler, child-friendly cards.