Though it’s been almost a decade since the Harry Potter movie franchise ended, Potter still manages to be relevant to generations of kids. During this time of quarantine and self-isolation, J.K. Rowling has decided to use her Wizarding World to help kids cope with boredom at home.
Harry Potter at Home is a website where kids can come and play games, watch videos, solve puzzles, and do all sorts of activities themed around Rowling’s world of magic. Here’s the intro:
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.
While a lot of the Potter fanbase are adult Millenials now, I think this site would be a cool way to get kids into the Wizarding World, granted that the books are still great fun to read. Though the Fantastic Beasts films may have lost their footing, nothing beats Rowling’s original saga of good versus evil.
Besides the site, the first Potter book, Sorcerer’s/Philosopher’s Stone, is also available for free as an audiobook. The promotion only lasts for a month though, so you should check it out at Audible or Overdrive before it gets pulled.
You can check out Harry Potter at Home today.