2024 Update

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?

  1. Changes in curriculum from Australian Curriculum 8 to 9 required changes in the structure of the Counting Kit.
  2. Teachers told us that they much preferred the Bond Blocks Core Kit for Addition & Subtraction in style, ease-of-use and setup.
  3. Feedback told us that schools wanted the same depth of teaching resources as the Core Kit (tests, planners, tools and videos) for Counting.

What has been added?

The 2024 Counting to 10 & 20 Kit is now a single combined kit that also has many new A3 teacher-led activity boards and videos presenting the boards (releasing over time). We also have new 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.

Full list of changes and additions:

  • (NEW) Screening Test,
  • (NEW) Planners,
  • (NEW) Skills Checklists (Tier 1, 2 and 3),
  • (NEW) Video Modelled Activities (on bondblocks.com)
  • (NEW) 46 × A3 boards in 5 plastic wallets
  • (NEW) 17 × Exploratory Play cards in a plastic wallet
  • (Updated) 128 × Guided Play A4 cards in 4 plastic wallets
  • (NEW) Printable PDF and School Licence Included
  • (Now Included inside Kit) Professional Learning Course

Can I see samples?

Samples are available at www.bondblocks.com

How do I proceed?

You can either:

  1. Use your first edition kits as you have been (they are still good as-is) or,
  2. Upgrade.

Upgrade Route

  • We are providing schools that had the Standard Kit with School Licence (ebooks) version of the kits with the downloads of the new, upgraded and additional materials. The relevant drpaulswan.com.au item codes for this are DPS5010-pes and DPS5020-pes. See note below and downloads link at the bottom of the page. You can additionally get the physical additions by purchasing this item (available for a limited time).
    • Note: This version of the kit was not available through MAWA or Abacus, there is no need to contact them about the downloads.
  • If your school only had the Standard Kit (no eBooks) SKU: DPS5010 or DPS5020 then we can offer a reduction in price on the 2024 Counting Kit by removing the blocks. Contact orders@drpaulswan.com.au for that (details may change if you purchased through MAWA or Abacus)

What do I do with my old kits if I choose to upgrade?

Upgrading from the digital package for schools that had the original Standard Kit with School Licence (ebooks) version:
  • The original A4 Guided Play Activity Cards can be re-labelled with the new order (click for how-to guide).
  • -OR- print new Guided Play cards.
  • Print the new Exploratory Play Cards
  • Print the new A3 Activity Boards
  • Print (or otherwise share with your teachers) the new books
  • Place all the new planners and docs in a file on your school intranet
Upgrading if you did not have the School Licenced original kits, or would just like to have a professionally printed new set:
  • Purchase the upgrade package from here (includes all activity boards)
  • take the Bond Blocks from your first edition kit and put them with the upgrade that arrives.
  • Recycle the original Guided Play cards, or use them for basic play activities.
  • You can use the cubes with the new kit as spares.
  • Recycle the original book, as it 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 orders@drpaulswan.com.au with your Abacus invoice for the original kit(s), they have negotiated a special upgrade box.
  • Others: Get in contact with orders@drpaulswan.com.au, we offer small discounts to first edition buyers.
Hi Everyone
The Bondblocks site is still in the process of being updated to cover everything new in the new and improved 2024 combined Counting to 10 and 20 Kit, but everyone who had a >Kit Plus School Licence< version of the original Bond Blocks Counting Kits (the Green / Yellow Labelled boxes) can access the additional 2024 Activity Boards / teaching materials as a thank you for your support of us, free of charge.
Log in with your purchasing account at https://drpaulswan.com.au/my-account/downloads/
Additionally, anyone who has preordered the 2024 Counting to 10 & 20 Kit can also access their digital resources now.
The initial print run has completed and we are now putting kits together. In the case we run out, priority will be given to those who pre-ordered.
Note: Boxes with School Licenced eBooks were available exclusively from drpaulswan.com.au, there is no need to email resellers about updates.

Bond Blocks Counting to 10 & 20 Kit (2024 Edition)

Bond Blocks Core Kit (2024 Edition)

The Core Kit for 2024 will include the Activity Board PDFs by default.

Download Centre

For Kits purchased from Drpaulswan.com.au:

The files look like this in your drpaulswan account: