Play Clothes

Children Maypole Swing

girls playing ring around the rosie.
boys play basketball

Playtime is very important. Girls usually wear smocks over their dresses, and most boys run barefoot.
In town, small parks become a common playground for children, complete with swing sets. These open spaces give children lots of room to play baseball, basketball, Hide-and-Seek, Ring-Around-the-Rosie, “Drop-the-Handkerchief, and Follow-the-Leader.