02 April 2020 - J.K. Rowling launches ‘Harry Potter at Home’ online hub for children and teachers
J.K. Rowling launches 'Harry Potter at Home' in response to coronavirus lockdown
(Evening Standard, 02/04/2020)
Harry Potter author, J.K. Rowling, has launched a new platform to help children, parents, carers and teachers during the coronavirus pandemic.
Called ‘Harry Potter at Home’, it is a space for kids to discover Harry Potter and the initiative has partnered with Audible, Bloomsbury, OverDrive, Pottermore Publishing and Scholastic. It includes word searches, quizzes, crosswords and drawing guides among other activities.
Rowling tweeted today: “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.”
Harry Potter to bring some magical help for parents and teachers in lockdown
For parents and carers in need of a bit of magic to get through teaching and entertaining children in lockdown, don't worry - help is at hand from Hogwarts itself.
Author JK Rowling has unveiled Harry Potter At Home, a digital hub to provide entertainment for youngsters during the coronavirus pandemic.
The first Harry Potter audiobook voiced by Stephen Fry is now free to stream
Jon Porter (The Verge, 02/04/2020)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, which was released as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in the US, is now free to stream on Audible. It’s part of a series of initiatives launched by JK Rowling and friends to keep everyone entertained while they’re cooped up at home. Better yet, it’s the version narrated by Stephen Fry, which has previously been difficult to legally access in the US.
As well as making the audiobook available, the series’ publishers are also temporarily relaxing licencing restrictions to allow teachers to read the books to their students in remote video lessons.
JK Rowling launches new Harry Potter project
Stephanie Chase (Digital Spy, 01/04/2020)
JK Rowling has launched an online Harry Potter project to help ease boredom and bring us some magic while we're all staying at home.
Harry Potter At Home is a hub where children, parents and teachers can find resources and fun activities to keep them occupied.