National Backwards Day is Jan. 31st!

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National Backwards Day is Jan. 31st!

From the wacky to the wild, celebrate in style!

From wacky to wild and from silly to sardonic National Backwards Day is a holiday meant to inspire doing things a little differently. Commonly celebrated on Jan. 31, National Backwards Day aims to have people deviate from the norm. Children often enjoy this holiday in school or other related environments as a chance to participate in wacky events. You too can shake things up a little or step away from the humdrum by trying some of the following activites:
 
  • Walk or talk backwards
  • Eat dessert in the morning; Now that's a great way to get your day started!
  • Wear your clothes backwards or inside out
  • Write upside down
  • Read a book, watch a movie or listen to a song backwards
After all, who says there is only one right way to do things? Petworth Library's Children's Room will be celebrating Backwards Day on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 4 p.m.

We'll read some stories with alternative narratives, play some games, participate in a craft and maybe even feature a riddle or two. For children ages 6 and older.

But why not get started now? After all, Backwards Day is just around the corner; so get started by trying these great books:
Tell Me the Day Backwards by Albert Lamb
The End by David Larochelle
The Dumb Bunnies by David Pilkey

Or how about:
Otto's Backwards Day: A Toon Book by Frank Cammuso