There’s no denying that the Movement Control Order, while necessary to flatten the Covid-19 epidemic curve, also kinda sucks. Big time. A lot of us are stuck at home with no friends and family to hang out with. Thankfully, there are loads of people from the arts and literary scene that are doing everything in their power to keep our spirits up during these challenging times.
One of whom is Harry Potter author, J.K. Rowling. Rowling has announced a new online platform called “Harry Potter at Home” for witches and wizards of all ages to explore while under quarantine. In a Tweet, Rowling said the following:
“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.”
What the site is about:
“Harry Potter at Home” is 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!”
Hell yes! As a huge Potterhead myself, this is fantastic news! While I may not be attempting to draw a Niffler as it would most likely end up looking like a 70 year old poop emoji suffering from cancer, I will certainly be checking out some of the reading materials and also doing the quizzes.