Published on Jun 22nd 2021
In the first three chapters of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone, we meet the Dursleys, some mysterious wizards and witches and Harry Potter himself. Join us for the first week of Harry Potter Reading Magic as we dive into our first week celebrating the theme "The magic begins"....

So here we are! Right at the beginning of reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone with you. If this is your first time, your 100th time, or maybe your first time introducing it to someone else... join us as we dive into the wizarding world alongside Harry to begin this adventure together.

This week, we are looking at chapters 1-3. Take a look.

So! Learn how to play our chapter challenges if you haven't seen them before (one for every chapter, naturally) and even build your own Hogwarts house points jar so you can play games and challenges as you read along with us. The first three are now live here...

Chapter One: The Boy Who Lived
Chapter Two: The Vanishing Glass
Chapter Three: The Letters from No One

You can also listen to one of our favourite clips from the first three chapters. This week, we're listening to the moment where Albus Dumbledore, Minerva McGonagall and Rubeus Hagrid set foot on Privet Drive for the first time. You can enjoy weekly snippets from the first book, as read by the UK's original audiobook narrator, Stephen Fry, wrapped up in a beautiful new animation.

Listen to our first audio clip here.

And that's certainly not all. Explore our collection page to find new activities, puzzles, reading guides and print-outs from Harry Potter publishers Bloomsbury and Scholastic.

There's also craft videos (this week we encourage you to make paper version of owls!) handy articles if you're reading the book to someone younger who may have questions... and much much more.

Week Two, where we explore Chapters 4-6, is now ready for you here.


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