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 wearing a T-shirt with long sleeves with horse print by Bobo Choses and denim dungarees both via the webshop Orange Mayonnaise. His shoes are by the Dutch brand Koel4Kids.
Luka is wearing a coat by the Spanish brand Bobble and Adrian is wearing his jacket by Petit Bateau.
Athénaïs is wearing a cardigan by the Italian brand Elsy. Livia is wearing a romper dress by Tocoto Vintage.
Alexander is sat talking to Ilona who is wearing a T-shirt, Cardigan and Short by Elsy.
Livia in her body dress by Tocoto Vintage combined with leggings by En*fant.