On a recent flight from Chicago to NJ with my husband and kids, I decided to take a low-tech approach to entertaining my 7-year-old daughter for the 1.5 hours we would share together in tight quarters. I took out a small Moleskine notebook and a pencil, wrote out a question on the first page and handed it to her. She silently read the question, wrote down her response and handed it back to me; this was the way it went for rest of the flight – we barely spoke a word to each other. The time passed rather quickly, we had some good laughs and she stretched her reading and writing skills. Since I’ve been back from that trip, I have reread our little “quiet book” several times. I will hold on to it and share it with her when she is older – it will be a happy memory of time we shared on a plane.