The online hub is filled with different activities. | Source: Wizarding World

Extra downtime during the COVID-19 pandemic has reignited an interest in books, and Harry Potter publishers are ready to introduce a new generation to the magical Wizarding World through reading.

Today, wizardingworld.com launched Harry Potter Reading Magic. This digital, interactive experience serves as a hub where kids can discover more information about the lore and background of the Chosen One. Over the next five weeks, young readers can check the website and get to know more about the iconic Harry Potter characters.

Harry Potter Reading Magic breaks up Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone into scheduled reading blocks that are easy to follow. For example, week one assigns the first three chapters of the book. After each chapter is completed, the hub has a different challenge for members to take, filled with various questions and activities featuring weekly themes inspired by the reading.

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The website isn’t just made for kids: There are also handy guides available each week for teachers, parents, and caregivers to help make reading fun and keep kids entertained as they discover the world of Harry Potter and Hogwarts.

If families don’t have access to a physical copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Audible has made the process easy. Starting today, the book is available to play for free on Alexa. Kids don’t even have to memorize any spell — just a simple command: “Alexa, read Harry Potter book one.”

This Hermione-approved reading challenge will run at wizardingworld.com through the end of July.