The writer J.K. Rowling decided to help the adults who are puzzling over what to do with children during self-isolation. And in record time, with her team, she created an entertainment project about a boy with a lightning scar.
“Parents, teachers and nannies, who do their best to entertain children in quarantine, may need a little magic. So I'm delighted to launch the Harry Potter At Home site for them,”she announced on Twitter.
On the portal, you can find a lot of options for leisure: book quizzes, puzzles, crosswords, funny articles and a detailed video tutorial on how to learn to draw Nychler. You can open a mail there or find out details about different faculties. For example, read the Gryffindor news or take Professor McGonagall's test, find a list of famous Slytherins and try your hand at a quiz dedicated to Severus Snape. And most importantly, the service has that very magical atmosphere of Hogwarts, for which readers around the world are so fond of these novels.
“We put an exorcising spell on boredom!” The website warns. And it seems they are not lying. It will be interesting for both adults and children to wander through the sections. And for kids who are just learning to read, there are special assignments dedicated to memorizing the English alphabet. Yes, until the service is translated into Russian. But the content will be intuitive even for those who are not good at a foreign language.
In addition, using the application on the phone, site guests can download the book "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" for free - the promotion is valid until the end of April. The novel is available in over 20 languages. Also, for the whole month on the Audible service, it will be possible to listen to an audiobook for free - the voiceover was entrusted to the actor and screenwriter Stephen Fry.
And one more bonus - this time for teachers. They can read excerpts from the Harry Potter books, record them on video and upload them to special educational platforms or “closed” school sites without fear of violating copyrights. Thus, teachers and nannies can educate and entertain children even in quarantine.