For educators, parents, and fans looking to cure their boredom — J.K. Rowling has introduced Harry Potter At Home!
Harry Potter At Home is an online hub with plenty of activities to keep kids and fans busy, which is especially useful these days. According to an introduction on the website, there will be special contributions from Bloomsbury and Scholastic. The hub will include magical craft videos, fun articles, quizzes, puzzles, and more for first-time readers and more experienced fans.
J.K. Rowling announced the new online hub on Twitter saying, “Parents, teachers and carers working to keep children amused and interested while we’re on lockdown might need a bit of magic, so I’m delighted to launch http://harrypotterathome.com”
Parents, teachers and carers working to keep children amused and interested while we’re on lockdown might need a bit of magic, so I’m delighted to launch https://t.co/cPg0dZpexB pic.twitter.com/i0ZjTplVoU
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) April 1, 2020
A statement on Harry Potter At Home reads:
We know that everyone is trying to keep safe at home at the moment and so, with J.K. Rowling and our friends at Audible, Bloomsbury, OverDrive, Pottermore Publishing and Scholastic, we are delighted to introduce Harry Potter At Home to help children, parents, carers and teachers add a touch of Harry Potter magic to our new daily lives.
The website is teacher-friendly, as it has already been announced that there is a special open license for teachers to read the Harry Potter series out loud to their students in read-a-long sessions on video. The first book in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, is also available for free on Audible. In addition to this, Pottermore Publishing is also making Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone free for all OverDrive library users online in April.
The hub also offers registrations for The Official Harry Potter Fan Club as well as Wizarding World Gold (which costs $74.99 per year).