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The Day Henry Met …

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Charming series promotes curiosity, imagination, and fun.

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Educational Value

Each installment features information about something new in ways that preschoolers can understand and learn from. It also encourages creative play and imagination.

Positive Role Models & Representations

 Henry is always pleasant and polite. 

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There are books and a website associated with the franchise. 

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that The Day Henry Met ... is a colorful Irish children's animated series designed to encourage curiosity, imagination, and play. The main character's interactions with things like parrots, footballs, and the moon are pleasant and polite, and the explanations offered about what they do are easy to understand. Henry sometimes gets a little anxious or worried when he is embarking on some adventures, but he is reassured and helped by those around him. Some of Henry's encounters are featured in books available for purchase, but they aren't promoted throughout the show. 

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What's the story?

THE DAY HENRY MET ... is an Irish animated children's series about an inquisitive boy who learns something new from everyone he meets. Henry (Darragh Malone) has the chance to meet someone new every day, like a birthday cake, a parrot, and the moon. After learning more about who they are and what they do, he goes on adventures that allow him to share and do the things his new friend does. 

Is it any good?

This unique and charming series features a curious boy who uses his imagination to interact with the animals and objects he comes across in his daily life. The questions he asks, and the answers he's given, are easy for young viewers to comprehend. Meanwhile, Henry creates fantastical experiences using some of the facts he's collected, during which he experiences excitement, happiness, occasional anxieties, and other emotions that children can relate to.  With every short installment, The Day Henry Met ... offers a lot of colorful and entertaining chances to learn something new, showing how to have fun with these new ideas.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the different objects and animals Henry meets. What kinds of things does he learn about them? Who or what would you like Henry to meet next? 

  • In what ways does The Day Henry Met ... encourage us to use our imaginations? 

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