J.K. Rowling is hoping a dash of Harry Potter will help families confined to their homes during the coronavirus pandemic.
The author has launched an online initiative, www.harrypotterathome.com, which features quizzes, games and other 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 https://t.co/cPg0dZpexB pic.twitter.com/i0ZjTplVoU
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) April 1, 2020
Rowling’s British and American print publishers, Bloomsbury and Scholastic, will contribute materials to the Potter web site and to their own web sites.
“The teachers, parents and carers working to keep children’s lives as normal and happy as possible while we’re all on lockdown deserve a bit of magic,” Rowling said in a statement Wednesday.
“I hope these initiatives will give children and even adults a happy distraction during their enforced stay-at-home time.”