Jane Hewes

Dr. Jane Hewes is Chair, Early Learning and Child Care Program, Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta.

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Jane Hewes talks to parents about the characteristics of free play, how to recognize it and how to foster it.

"There are some obvious characteristics of free play. One of them is that children are deeply absorbed. . . are always in control. . . [and] are engaged in a real experience as if it were pretend or vice versa, they're in a pretend experience that is very real."

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Getting the most out of Play at Home
Jane Hewes talks to early-learning professionals about the characteristics of free play, how to recognize it and how to organize indoor environments to invite children into play.
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For Professionals
Jane Hewes talks about the crossover between science and creativity. She discusses how children weave play into all they do and how play-time for children takes place in, "the cracks of organized adult time."
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For Professionals