A new Harry Potter At Home online hub has launched to keep kids entertained under lockdown during the Covid-19 outbreak.
The website is aimed both at first-time readers and longtime fans of the Harry Potter book series.
Harry Potter At Home includes a reading guide for children looking to delve into the Harry Potter books for the first time, as well as a short text about the benefits of reading for pleasure.
Other features of the hub include articles, puzzles and videos, made available by publishers Bloomsbury and Scholastic.
Launching the new hub, J.K. Rowling said: “Parents, teachers and carers working to keep children amused and interested while we’re on lockdown might need a bit of magic.”
Wizarding World said: “For over twenty years now, Hogwarts has been an escape for all – for readers and fans, young and old.
“During the strange times we now find ourselves in, we want to welcome you back to Hogwarts, where you will find a friendly retreat for you, your family and those you are caring for.”
In addition, partnerships with Audible and library book supplier OverDrive are bringing Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone free to homes during April. The audiobook can be streamed for free via the Audible Stories platform, whilst the eBook and audiobook can be borrowed in over 20 different languages worldwide via the OverDrive library services.
More #HarryPotterAtHome ideas are currently in development, and will be announced soon.
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