Melania Trump in Paris: First lady speaks French with sick children, leaves president behind

First lady Melania Trump continued her overseas tradition of visiting sick children in hospitals on Thursday when she made an appearance at Necker Hospital in Paris.

President Trump and the first lady are scheduled to be in France for two days, where the U.S. president will meet with French President Emmanuel Macron and attend a Bastille Day celebration.

Leaving her husband behind, the first lady took to a children's ward of the Paris hospital on Thursday where she met some little ones of varying ages.

Melania spoke briefly in French to six children who were in a room decorated with images from the famous book, "The Little Prince."

See images from Melania's visit with children in the Paris hospital:

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U.S. First Lady Melania Trump visits the Necker Hospital for children in Paris, France, July 13, 2017. At 2ndL, Martin Hirsch, Director of Paris' public assistance hospitals AP-HP. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
U.S. First Lady Melania Trump visits the Necker Hospital for children in Paris, France, July 13, 2017. At L, Martin Hirsch, Director of Paris' public assistance hospitals AP-HP. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
U.S. First Lady Melania Trump visits the Necker Hospital for children in Paris, France, July 13, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
U.S. First Lady Melania Trump visits the Necker Hospital for children in Paris, France, July 13, 2017. At 3rdL, Martin Hirsch, Director of Paris' public assistance hospitals AP-HP. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
U.S. First Lady Melania Trump visits the Necker Hospital for children in Paris, France, July 13, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
U.S. First Lady Melania Trump visits the Necker Hospital for children in Paris, France, July 13, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
U.S. First Lady Melania Trump visits the Necker Hospital for children in Paris, France, July 13, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
REFILE WITH CORRECTING SLUG U.S. First Lady Melania Trump visits the Necker Hospital for children in Paris, France, July 13, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
U.S. First Lady Melania Trump talks with Martin Hirsch, Director of Paris' public assistance hospitals AP-HP as she visits the Necker Hospital for children in Paris, France, July 13, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
US First Lady Melania Trump (C) stands next to medical staff during a visit to the Necker Hospital in Paris, on July 13, 2017. US President arrived in Paris for a presidential visit filled with Bastille Day pomp and which the White House hopes will offer respite from rolling scandal backing home. / AFP PHOTO / Martin BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump (C) and Paris' public assistance hospitals AP-HP Martin Hirsch (L) visit the Necker Hospital in Paris, on July 13, 2017. US President arrived in Paris for a presidential visit filled with Bastille Day pomp and which the White House hopes will offer respite from rolling scandal backing home. / AFP PHOTO / Martin BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 13: United States First Lady Melania Trump poses as she arrives to visit Necker Hospital for children on July 13, 2017 in Paris, France. The United States of America President Donald Trump and his wife are on a 2 days visit to Paris. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 13: United States First Lady Melania Trump speaks with children as she visits Necker Hospital for children on July 13, 2017 in Paris, France. The United States of America President Donald Trump and his wife are on a 2 days visit to Paris. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 13: United States First Lady Melania Trump speaks with children as she visits Necker Hospital for children on July 13, 2017 in Paris, France. The United States of America President Donald Trump and his wife are on a 2 days visit to Paris. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 13: United States First Lady Melania Trump speaks with children as she visits Necker Hospital for children on July 13, 2017 in Paris, France. The United States of America President Donald Trump and his wife are on a 2 days visit to Paris. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)
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After introducing herself and asking how they were in French, the first lady switched to using a translator to continue the exchange.

Melania later tweeted out an image from her visit with the children.

"Thank U @hospital_necker for allowing me to visit your wonderful patients & inspirational staff," the message read. "Continued prayers for good health for all."

The first lady has in recent months made a concerted public effort to fit in time with children at events both foreign and domestic. From reading with children at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll to visiting with students at multiple schools, Melania Trump appears set on addressing the needs of children from varying backgrounds. Even while abroad during her lengthy foreign trip with President Trump, she stopped by both Queen Fabiola University Hospital in Brussels and Bambino Gesu in Rome where she snapped photos and visited with sick children.

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US First Lady Melania Trump visits the Queen Fabiola children's hospital, on the sidelines of the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) summit, on May 25, 2017, in Brussels. US President Donald Trump meets NATO and EU leaders for the first time with the US president set to press nervous allies to do more on terrorism after the Manchester bombing. / AFP PHOTO / Aurore Belot (Photo credit should read AURORE BELOT/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. first lady Melania Trump visits the Queen Fabiola Children's University hospital in Brussels, Belgium, May 25, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay
Brussels, may 25, 2017 NATO Summitt: US First Lady Melania Trump visits the Children's Hospital Queen Fabiola pict. by POOL � Photo News via Getty images
Brussels, may 25, 2017 NATO Summitt: US First Lady Melania Trump visits the Children's Hospital Queen Fabiola pict. by POOL � Photo News via Getty images
Brussels, may 25, 2017 NATO Summitt: US First Lady Melania Trump visits the Children's Hospital Queen Fabiola pict. by POOL � Photo News via Getty images
US First Lady Melania Trump (C) visits the Queen Fabiola children's hospital, on the sidelines of the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) summit, on May 25, 2017 in Brussels. US President Donald Trump meets NATO and EU leaders for the first time with the US president set to press nervous allies to do more on terrorism after the Manchester bombing. / AFP PHOTO / BELGA / LAURIE DIEFFEMBACQ / Belgium OUT (Photo credit should read LAURIE DIEFFEMBACQ/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. first lady Melania Trump visits the Queen Fabiola Children's University hospital in Brussels, Belgium, May 25, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay
A girl takes a selfie with U.S. first lady Melania Trump at the Bambino Gesu hospital in Rome, Italy, May 24, 2017. REUTERS/Remo Casilli
U.S. first lady Melania Trump visits the Bambino Gesu hospital in Rome, Italy, May 24, 2017. REUTERS/Remo Casilli
U.S. first lady Melania Trump visits the Bambino Gesu hospital in Rome, Italy, May 24, 2017. REUTERS/Remo Casilli
A girl takes a selfie with U.S. first lady Melania Trump at the Bambino Gesu hospital in Rome, Italy, May 24, 2017. REUTERS/Remo Casilli
ROME, ITALY - MAY 24: US First Lady Melania Trump Visits the Paediatric Hospital Bambin Ges� on May 24, 2017 Rome, Italy. (Photo by Vatican Pool - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - MAY 24: US First Lady Melania Trump Visits the Paediatric Hospital Bambin Ges� on May 24, 2017 Rome, Italy. (Photo by Vatican Pool - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
U.S. first lady Melania Trump sits with Sara, (C) wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, talk to children during a visit to the Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital in Jerusalem May 22, 2017. REUTERS/Sebastian Scheiner/Pool
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