The iPad is not only the latest craze in technology for music, movies and more—it's also a wonderful teaching tool and the wave of the future in terms of how kids learn. There's a wealth of fun apps for elementary school students produced for the iPad, but how can you get your children to stop playing Talking Carl and Plants vs. Zombies and start playing some of those educational games that offer a bit more substance? It may be a simple matter of steering your kids in the right direction. After all, it’s parents who buy the apps for their children. Take the reins and seize the opportunity to get your child to interact with some these great learning tools, like reading apps for kids and elementary math apps.