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Thinking is a Toddler skill in The Sims 4. Toddlers enhance their thinking skill by using the Flashcards with a Sim, using ‘what’s this?’ on items, using the Blocks to make shapes and playing on the tablet game Play SimShape.


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.

Level 3 - Sleeps better through the night.

Level 4 - (Sims Name) can now Ask Why of other Sims. (Sims Name) now knows not to Splash in Toilet.

Level 5 - (Sims Name) has fully developed his Thinking Skill. (Sims Name) sleeps through the night and never defies. (Sims Name) can now Learn Letters from Flash Cards and practice Spelling with Nesting Blocks.

Ways to increase Thinking[]

  • Using "What's This?" interaction
  • Play with Flash Cards
    • Learn Basic Needs
  • Play with Nesting Blocks (Level 2 unlocks shapes)
  • Play on Tablet
    • Play SimShape