J.K. Rowling is “casting a Banishing Charm on boredom” during this period of social distancing.
The author of the popular Harry Potter franchise just announced her newest project, “Harry Potter at Home,” a free online collection of child-friendly activities. "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,” Rowling wrote in a tweet.
According to the website, the new hub includes tons of resources and activities for both new readers and avid fans (like us) alike, including special contributions from Bloomsbury and Scholastic, magical craft videos, fun articles, quizzes, puzzles and more. Oh, and we can’t forget to mention the hub will provide you with the ultimate magical experience—being sorted into your Hogwarts house. (Team Griffandor, FTW).
And that’s not all the author is doing to help families during the current coronavirus pandemic. Rowling also recently revealed that she has granted an open license on her books, writing on Twitter, “Delighted to help teachers reach kids at home by relaxing the usual license required to post videos of themselves reading Harry Potter books.” Wow.
Thank you, J.K. Rowling, we definitely all need a little bit of magic in our lives right now.