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Best iOS apps that have books for a toddler?

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Best iOS apps that have books for a toddler?

My kid loves to read, we have a ton of books, but sometimes its just easier to have books on an iPad when you are travelling. (We are currently renting while our house is reno'd so we're in a much smaller space than usual right now and most of our books are stored at the house)
Any ideas or apps out there that can help?
Any books/apps that are age appropriate for 2 year old.?

I prefer not to pay, but could be convinced for the right value.

Thanks in advance
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I like to Use Overdrive and borrow books from the local library
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Tsanger wrote: I like to Use Overdrive and borrow books from the local library
This! Zillions of books at the library for free, including kids' picture books. I prefer the Libby app (made by the Overdrive people) it seems less buggy and easier to use than the Overdrive app itself.
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Introduce screen time that early? Remember ipad is addictive, you could start for reading but end up as game playing
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smartie wrote: Introduce screen time that early? Remember ipad is addictive, you could start for reading but end up as game playing
Necessary evil sometimes.
I prefer not to have screentime, but sometimes its some screen time vs me going insane... definitely need to limit it but no choice.
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blues45 wrote: Necessary evil sometimes.
I prefer not to have screentime, but sometimes its some screen time vs me going insane... definitely need to limit it but no choice.
Understand

Most parents are more or less having mental health problems now lol , which is part of reasons sending kids back to classroom
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Downloaded Libby. Thanks everyone for the tips.
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Check if your library also do Hoopla. It’s similar to Libby.
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Our school gives us an account for Raz kids and it is awesome. We looked into the cost for subscription if we decide to homeschool and it's close to $100 for a year. It is expensive but if it's being used by multiple kids we felt that it would be worth it. The amount of books and progression levels are vast. The inclusion of post book questions promotes reading comprehension and the options for help and having anything read to them or pronounced really supports independence. The library is awesome as well but for learning to read on a daily basis, progression, comprehension, and promoting independence there are apps that are well worth it.

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