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Comedy Skill is useful when talking with other Sims and with the microphone stand. Increasing this skill will unlock new Joke Socials, Comedy Routines, and the ability to Improvise Routines on a Microphone.
Gardening Skill is built by working with plants, seeds, and planters. Increasing this skill will allow Sims to be more efficient when Gardening as well as unlock new Gardening Interactions and Socials.
Handiness is built by repairing and upgrading objects, or using the woodworking table. Increasing this skill unlocks new craftables on the Woodworking Table and improves Sims' ability to Repair and Upgrade objects.
Mischief is mainly tied to social interactions and the voodoo doll. Increasing this skill will unlock new Mischievous Social on Sims as well as Mischievous Interactions on the Voodoo Doll, Computer and Phone.
When ivories need tickling and aural senses need soothing, a pianist is the only Sim that can help. Practice, practice, particle that Piano Skill and while you may never be a rock star, you'll be played in elevators forever. Piano Skill is improved on the Piano.
From a phone to a fancy camera. Sims who are skilled in Photography will have greater success as they hone their skills by taking lots of pictures, upgrading their equipment, experimenting with picture settings and using the In a Flash Photo Studio.
Thinking Skill helps toddlers throw fewer tantrums and be more capable of taking care of themselves. It reduces defiance, and helps to solve needs. Thinking Skill is improved by being curious, or by playing with Flash Cards, Nesting Blocks, or the Tablet.
How can a nature lover best take advantage of the gifts of the forest? Rare and wondrous Herbs aren't just leafy greens, but precious ingredients! The Herbalism skill is built by Identifying Herbs after collecting them and Brewing Remedies on the Grill or Stove.
Baking is science in action. You can't just throw random ingredients into a bowl like some chef. You have to plan. Fortunately, the plan involves large helpings of sugar. Increasing your baking skill will unlock new Baked Goods for your Oven and Cupcake Factory.
Dancing can be improved by shaking it on the dance floor, moving along to the music of a DJ booth or stereo, and even by practicing in a mirror. Improving the Dancing Skill unlocks new dance moves for your Sim to use.
Sims love to sing using the Karaoke Machine, but they can also sing using instruments or the Microphone. Skilled singers will unlock more songs, have the ability to Sing in Shower, and serenade other Sims. High skilled singers can write lyrics on instruments and even license lyrics to earn a few more Simoleons!
Some would call Bowling a minor skill, but they'd only be technically correct. While it may only have five levels of advancement, Sims who put in the work to skill up will look undeniably cool. They'll acquire additional bowling balls as they go, and you may just bowl a Perfect Llama game of all strikes someday. Bowling Skill is improved via... well... bowling. Get to it!
Flower Arranging Skill is built by using Violets are Blue Flower Arranging Table. Increasing this skill will allow sims to create different flowers. High-skilled Sims will also be able to Scent arrangements with flowers, allowing Sims to have an emotional response to the arrangements.