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Teaching Patterns and Sorting to Your Child

Teaching patterns to your child goes hand in hand with teaching them how to sort. Both activities rely on seeing the characteristics and attributes a set of items has in common. When kids think about sorting, they think about putting things into piles based on the most visible characteristic they have in common, but if you help your child to look a little closer, they'll be able to see subtler common attributes, too.
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Abbreviations for Provinces and Territories in Canada

Accurate addresses do not just help lower costs by eliminating redelivery and extra handling; being accurate also reduces the carbon footprint of mail delivery and gets mail where it needs to go faster. It helps to know the correct two-letter province and territory abbreviations if sending mail in Canada.
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How to Teach Pronunciation

Teaching English pronunciation is a challenging task with different objectives at each level. This guide on how to teach pronunciation provides a short overview of the main issues to be addressed at each level, as well as pointing to resources on the site, such as lesson plans and activities, that you can use in class to help your students improve their English pronunciation skills.
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Hastings Banda, Life President of Malawi

After an extra-ordinary but altogether unassuming life as an ex-patriot black African doctor in Britain during the colonial era, Hastings Banda soon became a dictator once in power in Malawi. His contradictions were many, and he left people wondering how the doctor had become Hastings Banda, Life President of Malawi.
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What Is a Slip of the Tongue?

A slip of the tongue is a mistake in speaking, usually trivial, sometimes amusing. Also called lapsus linguae or tongue slip . As British linguist David Crystal has noted, studies of tongue slips have revealed "a great deal about the neuropsychological processes that underlie speech." Etymology : A translation of the Latin, lapsus linguae , cited by English poet and literary critic John Dryden in 1667.
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Ever Wondered How Insects Hear the World Around Them?

Sound is created by vibrations carried through the air. By definition, an animal's capacity to "hear" means that it has one or more organs that perceived and interpreted those air vibrations. Most insects have one or more sensory organs that are sensitive to vibrations transmitting through the air. Not only do insects hear, but they may actually be more sensitive than other animals to sound vibrations.
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