How do I create a preteen?
To be able to age a toddler into a preteen you need to have completed the preparing for preteens quest
You will then be able to bake a birthday cake on a stove which takes a day and costs 5LPs. Once the birthday cake is made click on it and then you can click on your toddler and select the option to have birthday, they will then age into a preteen. This post explains in more detail birthday cake ageing
If you have completed the life dreams and legacies quest then you no longer need to bake birthday cakes, they will age automatically.
What is next?
They will probably look strange so take them to a wardrobe to change their hair and clothes.
How do I look after them?
Needs– preteens can look after themselves without an adult to help using the items below to increase their needs:
Energy- bed, chair, coffee machine
Hygiene- bath, shower
Social- talking to another sim, phone
Fun- lots of things including tv, computer and trampoline!
If you click on the preteen you will see the option to have birthday, only use this when you want to age them.
What hobbies can a preteen do?
- Ballet at the community center
- Karate at the community center
- Diving at the swim center
- Figure skating at the snow park
- Seashell collecting at the beach (once you have completed the life dreams and legacies quest)
- Skill tester at the arcade (once you have completed the life dreams and legacies quest)
What school do preteens go to?
Simtown elementary- once built you need to enrol them the same way you give an adult a job, use the preteen study desk to increase a preteens grade faster.
Pros: Can look after themselves without help from adults, have lots of hobbies to choose from.
Cons: They don’t make a lot of money apart from going to school and finding new collectibles in hobbies.
It would be great if they could plant or bake to make money too!
Preteens can interact with toddlers, teens, adults and seniors, they cannot interact with babies. Read the Relationships post for more details.
I hope this helps!
Thanks for reading!
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