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A child Sim fishing.

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Mental is a skill category in The Sims 4. It has a special skill for children, and an aspiration dedicated to it. Mental skills are augmented by being focused. Such skills are: Fishing, Gardening, Handiness, Logic, Programming, Rocket Science, and Video Gaming. The child skill can be gained by playing chess and video games, and using the Junior Wizard Starter Set.

Description[edit | edit source]

The minds of children may be physically smaller, but they are also less cluttered with junk, like fun facts about llamas or algebra. Kids that can hone their mental muscle early may find themselves more easily able to grasp more complex logic later in life.

Skill Milestones[edit | edit source]

Level Ability Notes
2 Play Arithmetic Game Computer

Get better moodlets from playing Arithmetic Game

Create Health Potion at a Science Table


Talk about Fractions

Social Interaction

Research on Simpedia


Create Emotion Potion at a Science Table.

Gets better moodlets from the Science Table

Gets better moodlets from the Space Ship Jungle Gym.


Skill boost from Research on Simpedia

Play another Arithmetic Game

Attempt Mental Telepathy


Self-Interaction. Grants Focused Moodlet

10 Create Stink Drink at a Science Table

Learn Fishing, Logic, and Video Gaming skills.