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Definition(s):

  • (n) the elementary stages of any subject (usually plural)

News

  1. ‘Sesame Street’ to teach kids about when Mommy goes to prison

    It’s brought to you by the letter P — for prison. PBS’s “Sesame Street” is moving from ABCs and counting numbers to offering its young viewers a bigger lesson in life: how to cope when Mommy or Daddy lands behind bars. Called “Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration,” the program...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New York Post

  2. Urban kids often walk to school with little help or safety training

    You’re 5 years old, weigh about 50 pounds and have to jump to see over the hood of an SUV. It’s time to step off a curb on your way to school and it’s just a bit scary. There is no one there to hold your hand, look both ways and put you on your way to learning your ABCs.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Akron Beacon Journal

  3. Cool Spring Brings Outdoor Swimming Hazards

    That incoming warmth may be enough to get some of you and your kids into the water this weekend. You may think you know the ABCs of water safety. But with this year's unusually frigid water temps, the rules are a bit different.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: CBS Minnesota

Quotes

  1. "There was no resistance on my part," Benson said. "Was I drunk? No. They gave me a field sobriety test, told me to say my ABCs and told me to count from 1 to 4 up and down. I'm thinking I passed all the tests, did everything right. Then the...
    on May 5, 2008 By: Cedric Benson Source: AFP

  2. "Not to sound like it is completely derivative, but it is inspired by 'Sesame Street,'" group member John Linnell tells Billboard.com. "The attitude we took to the 'ABCs' project is the same we took with this one, which is about numbers --...
    on Apr 9, 2007 By: John Flansburgh Source: Billboard

  3. "It's one of those deals where all along I've had a common sense theme and I've consistently said that in times of trouble you resort to the basics. That's the ABCs," Behn says. "And in this particular case, it's 'Anybody But Culver.'"
    on Dec 22, 2009 By: Jerry Behn Source: Radio Iowa

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