J.K. Rowling Launches a New Site Called ‘Harry Potter at Home’ Because We Could All Use a Little Magic Right Now

Have you been stuck at home (sorry, we mean “safer at home”) with your children for several weeks now? We have too. While we at Tip Hero are pros at working from home, doing so while helping our children with their distance cleaning assignments can become a little complicated at times. 

Have you heard “I’m bored” yet? Have you felt guilty about throwing screen time limits completely out the window? Are your kids constantly bugging you while you’re trying to get your work done?

We’re raising our hands over here too, which is why we’re keeping you up-to-date on a variety of ways to keep your kids busy and entertained at home. (Check out these Easter crafts and scavenger hunt ideas for inspiration!)

Recently, J.K. Rowling announced that she was relaxing licenses on her Harry Potter series so that teachers could record themselves reading the books and post the recorded videos for their students to enjoy. This is a great way to keep students entertained during the coronavirus pandemic, but during that announcement, she hinted that there was more good news to come.

Now we know what that good news is – Harry Potter at Home.

Allow us to introduce you to a brand new website, harrypotterathome.com. J.K. Rowling announced the launch of this site via Twitter saying, “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 http://harrypotterathome.com.”

The site is designed to delight and entertain children who are new to the Harry Potter books as well as anyone who has been a long time fan of the captivating series. Get ready for “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.”

There’s even more exciting news. In partnership with Audible.com, the Harry Potter book that started it all, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” is available to listen to for free, and you can listen to it as many times as you want!

Prefer to read the book instead of listen to it? We hear you. Thanks to Overdrive, you can borrow the ebook “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” to read on your compatible device (like a phone, tablet or computer).

Alright, enough chit chat. Let’s go explore Harry Potter at Home! (I mean, let our kids go explore…)