After traveling with my two boys, ages 8 and 6 1/2, over the course of four weeks, from Houston to the Adirondacks, to New England, to China, to Malaysia, and then finally home, I have a lot of Creative Solutions that I want to share.
My kids each have an iPod Touch and a Kindle (e-ink), my husband and I each have an iPhone, an iPad, and a Kindle. When we fly, my husband and I tend to read, and the kids tend to play games or watch movies. One of the gadgets that really helped is a Portable External Battery USB Charger.
You charge it at home, and it packs a ton of portable power. There are little LEDs that tell you how much juice is left. It has multiple USB ports to charge multiple gadgets at once. The Portable External Battery USB Charger was especially handy during international travel or long days out when I planned to use my iPhone as a camera.