Everyone is suffering greatly from the coronavirus pandemic. Millions of people are sitting bored in their homes, waiting for this crisis to end. However, J.K. Rowling has the perfect concoction to end your boredom. No, it isn’t a ‘Guess the Sexuality’ quiz about Harry Potter characters. She has launched a new website for children (and the child within you too, adults).
‘Harry Potter at Home’ hub
J. K. Rowling has finally found a productive use of her time. Instead of revealing facts about characters everyone wished they didn’t read, she is helping children stay interested at home. While billions of people are under lock down, children and parents are suffering greatly. Everyone loves children, and babies are cute. However, just imagine being stuck with a child 24/7 indefinitely. Keeping them interested and satisfied is a very daunting task. But thankfully, J. K. Rowling is here to rescue parents, teachers and carers alike.
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 https://t.co/cPg0dZpexB pic.twitter.com/i0ZjTplVoU
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) April 1, 2020
The hub is supposed to entertain and intrigue first-time readers, as well as returning fans. In addition to this, J. K. Rowling has partnered with Amazon’s Audible. ‘Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone’ is available for free streaming on the Audible Stories platform. The eBook/audiobook is also available in about 20 different languages at the OverDrive library. The website harrypotterathome.com says:
Welcome to the Harry Potter At Home hub where you’ll find all the latest magical treats to keep you occupied – including special contributions from Bloomsbury and Scholastic, nifty magical craft videos (teach your friends how to draw a Niffler!), fun articles, quizzes, puzzles and plenty more for first-time readers, as well as those already familiar with the wizarding world. We’re casting a Banishing Charm on boredom!
The coronavirus lockdown continues:
Harry Potter is just a temporary solution to the problem faced by parents. As playgrounds and parks have shut down, millions of children are stuck at home. But more importantly, they are not attending school anymore. The coronavirus lockdown is disrupting the academic cycle. Senior year college students are stuck in their last semester. High school students are, well, enjoying spring break. The wheel of civilization has become stuck, indefinitely, has the number of coronavirus cases reaches a MILLION.