Wizarding World Launches Starting Harry Potter Activity Hub for Children
Wizarding World Digital, the online home of the Wizarding World franchise, announced today that it has launched a new initiative for children who are reading the Harry Potter series for the first time. Called Starting Harry Potter, the website is described as “a brand[-]new online hub” that will provide children with fun weekly activities to spark a love of reading. Its launch coincides with the start of summer for many students, particularly those in the United Kingdom.
Starting Harry Potter is free to use, and its launch also comes with a bonus for a limited time.
The brand-new online hub contains pages jam-packed with story-led quizzes, craft activities, [and] helpful information and insights into the characters and wonders of the wizarding world. In addition, to help them get started, children can read or listen to the iconic first chapter, [‘]The Boy Who Lived[‘] (available for a limited time only), on the Starting Harry Potter hub.
The inclusion of the first chapter of the first Harry Potter comes shortly after the news that Amazon’s Alexa will continue to read Book 1 until August 15. The press release for Starting Harry Potter additionally notes that the book can be streamed on Alexa in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.
Also of note, the activities for Starting Harry Potter were created by multiple entities, including both Bloomsbury and Scholastic.
The Starting Harry Potter weekly content has been produced through a partnership between Wizarding World.com [sic] and the Harry Potter publishers, including Bloomsbury in the UK, Scholastic in the US and Pottermore Publishing.
Starting Harry Potter is available to explore today, July 15.