As the eighth Thame Food Festival approaches this weekend, I find myself trying ever more to encourage my children to take interest in food, and in particular the sort of food we actually want them to eat! After trying all kinds of tricks to shovel broccoli into their mouths I thought, why not try out the fun, educational app for kids – Henri Le Worm.

Developed by Olivier Blanc and Charlotte Salt, narrated by Simon Pegg, and starring Henri Le Worm, the fabulous animated french chef based on Raymond Blanc, there is plenty to attract the adults to this app. Once you take a look around the app you also begin to realise that this is not just a game, but a well developed, clear educational tool about the importance of eating healthily. Clearly, this is a win win for adults, but what’s in it for children?

The brightly coloured and rounded Characters of Henri Le Worm and friends living in the garden (based on the beautiful walled garden at Le Manoir) really bring the app to life. It’s engaging and easy for children to use, which happily eliminates frustration and encourages independence and confidence with food. Interactive and  humorous games are truly engaging and guide the children through the app. Child friendly recipes are regularly updated, and have appealing, easy to find ingredients and quirky presentation, so we always have enjoyable new challenges to attempt in the kitchen.

It’s a fantastic app for both kids and parents, and if you want to find out more, take a look at their website Henri Le Worm to meet the characters and download some free recipes to get you started.