Can someone help a dad out with stories please?

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  1. ChugIt

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    I'm wondering if anyone knows of a good app (paid or free) that has some bed time stories I could read to my 4 and 10 year olds? I've looked around the market and the comments for about every app I see says they have spelling errors, stories are too short, no illustrations, and even one that linked to porn! I don't remember what the app was, I searched for "children's books" I believe and saw it. Some people.... nevermind.

    Anyways, can someone direct me to the holy grail or at least something decent please?
     
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    get the Nook app from barnes and noble, and get some kids books from google books for free, although you may want to pre-screen them... the free books from google books are necessarily old, and sometimes the original/old versions of some stories are quite different than the ones we grew up with (e.g. the Brothers Grimm sanitized Sleeping Beauty quite a bit).
     
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    OK I will check that out, thanks! If anyone has any more suggestions please feel free to chime in!
     
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    You could also try Laputa or Aldiko.
     
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    There is also the Kindle app which allows you to download many free and paid books.
     
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    Kindle has Aesop's Fables which is free. My Droid1 wasn't syncing or bringing up the Kindle store, so I just looked on the website, there's also an illustrated one for 0.99 but if you're just reading, then you don't need that one (not sure how the drawing one is anyway or if it's worth it).

    After I downloaded that it had some more reccomendations and "Children's Hour with Red Riding Hood and Other Stories (Kindle Edition)" came up (free). That looked good too. Plus some other poems and other stories.
     
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    All this bother....I'd just sell the kids on ebay and be done with it! :rofl3:
     
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    OK thanks guys, I'm gonna try everything suggested out.
     
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    +1. I hear they're getting good prices down in Damascus. ;)

    There's the Gutenburg app, too. You'll REALLY want to screen that one, though. I hear some of the fairy tales are in the original format and not exactly safe for modern kids.
     
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    Safe? My kids listen to Kid Rock and I don't shelter them from the way the world really is. They are raised in a "matter of fact" fashion, not in a world of censorship. They aren't going to become adults and be shocked by how the world actually is because I hid it from them (As many parents do).

    Thanks for the suggestions. I hope someone makes an actual Bed Time Stories app though. Maybe I will educate myself and make an app like this.
     
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    I was being sarcastic, if the Damascus comment didn't cue anyone in. :) Anyone who thinks this world if a fairytale, that unicorns are real, and that a knight in shining armor will rescue the maiden, needs help.

    As for the Bedtime Stories app, there's a Google tool for making programs that requires no programming knowledge or ability. Sounds like you might have hit a winning number if you wanted to make it yourself. :D
     
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    Download Aldiko. Then go to munseys.com. This used to be blackmask.com and has all books out of copyright, like Gutenberg, but they are formatted in the .epub format that Aldiko uses. You can get fairy tales, things like Tom Sawyer and Understood Betsy, and even some of the old series books like the Bobbsey Twins, Tom Swift, Betty Gordon, the Rover Boys, etc.
     
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    Even the "fairy tales" aren't that innocent. In Little Red riding Hood the father chopped off Mr. Wolf's head with an axe...
    Snowdrop and Seven Little Dwarfs, the Queen keeps trying to kill Snowdrop and "the cruel stepmother came to a bad end..."
    Yes pleasant dreams after those...

    I was bored, played with my phone and read some of them...

    I do think a Children's Bed Time Story App would be cool. You could probably find unknown writers who would put their stores on free so they could start there and that would get the app going.