J.K. Rowling has announced the launch of Harry Potter At Home, an online hub for children, families and teachers who are stuck at home during this pandemic.
The new website available at wizardingworld.com says it wants to bring –
“magic to our new daily lives”
In partnership with Audible, Bloomsbury, OverDrive, Pottermore Publishing and Scholastic, Harry Potter At Home will provide the first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone for free on Audible, while the website will have puzzles, quizzes and games to help keep fans entertained.
Rowling announced the launch of the hub on Wednesday, writing
“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 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
The site includes help with reading, a guide to the Harry Potter books and a sorting ceremony.
Rowling previously announced a special, open license for teachers to read the seven Harry Potter books aloud to their students in online videos.
The Harry Potter books were published between 1997 and 2007 and were adapted into a series of eight films starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint.