I think you can say that children playing on the street (in most big cities) isn’t possible, it’s not just the safety element, there are things like the noise it creates, but the upshot is lots of parents feel timid about letting their children play outdoors.
As you might know, Emily and I love to encourage children to get outside (yes even in Autumn / Winter!) to have active fun and yes sometimes it’s just hard finding the right locations for our ‘playdates’. We try our best though!
We believe that traditional street play is good and fun for children because it allows them to figure out how to use their environment in creative ways on their own, or maybe with the help of adults who are doing their own socializing on the street. And let’s not forget about the fresh air although in some big cities that’s not always the case…
Get inspired by today’s playdate with photographer Emily Kornya. All photo’s are taken in Berlin, Germany.
Photography by Emily Kornya, children’s fashion photographer who works throughout Europe. She has recently moved back to Europe after completed her undergraduate degree in English Literature, Russian Literature in translation and South Slavic Studies at The University of Toronto.
Styling: marcela villanueva