What’s new for 2024
Based on feedback, the two original Counting Kit boxes (Bond Blocks Counting to 10, Bond Blocks Counting to 20) first released in 2022 now have a single kit replacement / second edition called the Bond Blocks Counting to 10 & 20 Kit that combines the two and adds an additional 63 activity boards and teacher resources.
Why did you make this change?
Teachers told us that they much preferred the Bond Blocks Core Kit for Addition & Subtraction in style, ease-of-use and general setup and schools wanted the same depth of teaching resources as that kit (tests, planners and tools) for Counting.
What has been added?
The 2024 Counting to 10 & 20 Kit is now a single combined kit that also has new A3 teacher-led activity boards and videos presenting the boards (releasing over time). We also have Planners, Curriculum coverage documents, a Screening Test, and new Exploratory Play activities now in addition to the original Guided Play Cards.
The professional learning (previously available separately for $450) is now included in the box and further differentiations have been added! This version of the kit also includes printable PDFs of every activity board, the equivalent product for the Core Kit was $550. This licence to print applies to the whole school for as many copies as required.
Can I see samples?
Samples are available at www.bondblocks.com
How do I proceed?
You can either:
- Use your first edition kits as you have been (they are still good as-is) or,
- Purchase an upgrade kit.
What do I do with my old kits if I upgrade?
If you are taking up an offer to upgrade, you can take the Blocks from your first edition kit and put them with the upgrade that arrives. You can use the cubes with the new kit as spares. The original A4 Guided Play Activity Cards can be re-labelled with the new order. The original book will only be of limited use for its parts on research and pedagogy as the implementation parts of the book have been changed in the new version to support the additional activities and changes in curriculum.
What upgrades are available:
- drpaulswan.com.au purchasers who had the School Licenced versions: See note below and this upgrade item.
- Abacus purchasers (of any original kit): contact Abacus, they have negotiated a special upgrade box.
- Others: Get in contact with email@example.com, we offer small discounts to first edition buyers.
Bond Blocks Counting to 10 & 20 Kit (2024 Edition)
Narelle has been hard at work updating the Bond Blocks Counting to 10 & 20 Kit all this year.
Here’s what it’ll be like in 2024. First off, we heard your feedback – the Counting Kit will now be like the Core Kit in style and setup, with new A3 teacher-led activity boards and videos presenting the boards. We have Planners, a Screening Test, Exploratory Play, Guided Play, Teacher-led activities, PL included in the box and differentiations – done!
If you already have a counting kit, we’re going to help you get updated digitally, with options to get the new physical stuff at a discount too (more on that later). The price for this new combined kit with more additions is $1450 + GST. If you want to pre-order for 2024 click here
Bond Blocks Core Kit (2024 Edition)
The Core Kit for 2024 will include the Activity Board PDFs by default.