Henri le Worm
A fantastically-designed app to encourage healthy eating.
Henri Le Worm is an app for young children, designed to help them learn about healthy eating and cooking. It consists of an interactive story adventure and a recipe book filled with healthy recipes designed by Raymond Blanc. It is well supported by a delightfully rich website. The themes, graphics and characters retain consistency throughout, allowing children to get familiar with what the app and website have to offer.
The app itself is very easy to start using, with just two menu options corresponding to the story section and the recipes section. The story is made up of lots of pages full of beautiful graphics, with several interactive elements on the pages making this far more than a standard e-book offering. The voices and sound effects are crisp and add to the overall professional quality and accessibility of the app. The story itself can be read through in one sitting, which would provide a large chunk of educational entertainment, or it is possible to jump in and out of individual pages, if this suits the way that the teacher wants to use the app in class. This app has clearly been designed with class use in mind and provides many opportunities for class activities.
Where this app really excels is in the linking between likeable garden characters and the healthy diet they advocate. The recipe section of the app contains several recipes that really do live up to the age-old challenge of getting young children to try healthy foods whilst still appealing to their palates. Each of the recipes contains clear instructions, which are easy enough to carry out in a class situation. They are also nutritionally sound choices, with lovely photos that will encourage even the fussiest eater to have a go.
It is worth adding that the developers of this app have tested the app extensively in primary school classes and have made sure that they are providing content that works for teachers as well as the pupils using the app. Due to the accessibility of the story and vivid world created, the app can be used to reach pupils who sometimes struggle to engage in other class activities, or with the concept of eating a healthy diet. The non-threatening approach manages to convey the core messages and instructions without patronising, and could be used to help reluctant learners to engage with other core skills such as literacy and numeracy.
From the Developer
The world of Henri Le Worm will immerse your children in nature and food. Enjoy Henri's food fuelled adventure learning and laughing all the way!
"The app was a BIG hit with my 5 year old. He was entranced for a full half hour playing the games and rubbing away flour. He was so captivated his older brother and sister ended up joining in!" Angels & Urchins Magazine
"Stimulating an interest in cooking in young children is never easy, unless you have Henri Le Worm on your side." DIGITAL SPY
Packed with games, facts, music & a hilarious story, the app encourages kids & adults to discover more about food, ingredients, nature & bugs. Aimed at children aged 4 to 8yrs old to enjoy with or without their parents, Henri Le Worm is informative and fun to play. Our mission is to try and get children reconnected with nature & food, not by preaching but by primarily making them laugh.
All the recipes included are designed so that the child can help and then hopefully the whole family can enjoy the dish together. With this in mind we have lowered all salt, fat & sugar levels where appropriate.
Henri Le Worm is available for iPad, iPad mini, iPhone and iPod touch.
• A wonderful story with eight beautifully animated characters, including Henri Le Worm, Derek the Ladybird, Sebastian the intelligent Slug and Texas Lou the Spider, all brought to life by the celebrated actor Simon Pegg
• 10 easy to make, healthy recipes by world renowned chef Raymond Blanc
• Numerous fun, interactive touch points to encourage children to connect with food and nature, including: painting a rainbow in the sky,watering seeds to watch them grow, serving breakfast to Henri's friends.
• Packed full of fun and educational food facts with
lots of interesting facts about bugs and insects and
a fully interactive walled garden bursting with vegetables and fruit
• A sing along song ‘The Worlds Greatest Chef’ that brings the story of Henri and his friends to life with a toe-tapping tune
Health & Fitness
English / Literacy
PHSE and Citizenship
AgesReception/Preschool Apps (3-5 Years)
Primary School Apps (5-7 Years)