I’ve been in NY city for 4 days and, of course, it’s been a whirlwind of adventure. I’m proud to say that we have already set up a Montessori-type shelf system and it works great! I could only bring one box of toys for B so I rotate toys and activities often. I keep most of them up on a top shelf and use the bottom two shelves as the “working” shelves. A few of the “must haves” were B’s Brio train set, a small bag of assorted race cars, a big and small airplane, and tinker toys. We have a variety of other toys as well but do you see a theme? Transportation! Got to love boys. I also brought two big containers of math and language activities and a container of art supplies. All for our tiny apartment. Most of our learning however on the go – exploring the city. A backpack and umbrella stroller have been essential. The pictures show: a long car ride, dropping our dogs off at a farm, entering the city by the George Washington bridge, getting around on subways and trains, settling in, and visiting the Museum of Natural History and Children’s Museum of Manhattan. WHEW!