Life for kids today is much different than it was only a few generations ago. Rather than sitting inside playing video games, kids were outside from dusk to dawn playing stick-ball, four-square, football, kick-the-can, and any other games they could think up. Today’s generation of kids are plagued with an increase in childhood obesity and a decline of interpersonal skills, something children learn from playing with one another. “‘Til the Streetlights Came On” brings readers back to a time when playing neighborhood games was just another day in the life of being a kid.
Author Daniel J. Porter vividly recounts what life was like growing up where the number one rule as a kid was “if you wanted to be in, you needed to be out.” He shares the importance and enjoyment kids gained from playing neighborhood games, something that has significantly declined in the past twenty-five years. “‘Til the Streetlights Came On” echos of a time past when the nation of youth actually played outside and inspires readers to bring back the lessons learned from these neighborhood games.