What’s the Idea?
Harry Potter is now online with Daniel Radcliffe kicking off a series of readings on harrypotterathome.com
What’s the story
Harry Potter online is bringing a bit of wizardly magic back into our lives.
We’ve seen lots of celebrities recently doing online activities in aid of charity.
This is mainly to boost morale and provide entertainment, as well as help others through the Coronavirus lockdowns.
And last month JK Rowling set up harrypotterathome.com – an online reading of the Harry Potter books.
The idea is to help keep children amused and interested during lock-down.
This also supports parents, teachers and carers by providing interesting activities.
(And helps those who ‘might need a bit of magic’ in their lives right now.)
As I’m sure you know, Daniel Radcliffe played Harry Potter in the hugely successful films.
So he has kicked off the “at home” reading series of the books.
Starting with the first chapter of JK Rowling’s first book – The Philosopher’s Stone.
Readings of all 17 chapters of the book will be released weekly between now and the middle of Summer.
Other celebrities to be involved include Eddie Redmayne and Stephen Fry.
People should do this because…?
There’s absolutely loads on the website for Harry Potter fans.
You can find:
- Readings from some favourite celebrity characters
- Fun magical craft videos including how to make a broomstick and how to draw Niffler
- Articles, quizzes and puzzles
- Plenty of stories for first-time Harry Potter readers, As well as those already familiar with the ‘wizarding world’
Plus it’s all free!
How do you do it?
Go to Wizarding World’s harrypotterathome.com.
If you scroll down the page you will come to Daniel Radcliffe’s first reading which is called ‘Chapter One ‘The Boy Who Lived’
Or you can click here to go straight to the page.
You can also listen to Daniel reading on Spotify if you prefer an audio only version.
To learn who will be reading the next chapter and when it will arrive, or to join the Harry Potter Fan Club, click here.
While you are on the website it is definitely worth taking a look around as there are loads of other activities also on offer.
Stuff you may need
- Laptop, computer, tablet