I think you can say that children playing on the street (in most parts of Paris) 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 to have active fun and yes sometimes it’s just hard finding the right locations for our ‘playdates’ so that’s why we went back to Odeon! Yes, the prevalence of cars, the distrust of strangers, the intolerance of normal childish behavior are all taken into account, we try our best!
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 Paris that’s not always the case…
Get inspired by today’s playdate with photographer Emily Kornya.
See anything you like?
Alexander is sat talking to Ilona who is wearing a T-shirt, Cardigan and Short by Elsy.
Côme is wearing a T-shirt by Iglo & Indi.
Livia is wearing a hat by Eden & Zoe, a body by Tocoto Vintage via Goodmorning Sunshine and leggings by En*fant via S Agency.
Luka’s shirt is by Boboli as well.
Elssa in a dress by Babe & Tess via Goodmorning Sunshine.