Have you ever wanted to have your adult sim read to your child sim? Are you unsure of exactly how to go about it? If so, then this article on how to read to a child in the Sims 4 is definitely for you.
Parenthood: Reading to a child Sim!
In The Sims 4 game, there are many activities you can engage in with your adult and child sims. At the baby stage, there is not much to do but once they get to the toddler and finally child stage, all bets are off. There are plenty of activities to do with your child sim and it is best to do it before they become a teenager because you know how they can be!
One such activity that fits this criterion is reading to a child sim. Make sure you have the Sims 4 parenthood game pack which you can buy here!
How to purchase a bookshelf and a book in The Sims 4
Now, before you can even figure out how to read to a child in TS4, you have to first purchase a bookcase. If you do not have a bookcase, then you are not going to be read to your child sim!
- To first start this process, you need to go to the edit sims and then organize it by room.
- The next step is to go to the study room where you will find such items as desks, desk chairs, computers, and bookcases, which is what you are looking for.
- Click on the bookcases and then choose what one you want to buy. The cheapest by far is the wall bookcases. They are just a small bookshelf that attaches to the sim’s wall, but it will do the job of letting you buy books. Plus, it is cheap.
- After you have the bookcase or bookshelf, the next step is to purchase a book. Click on the bookshelf and go to purchase books. A little window will pop up with a list of books available to purchase. Look for children’s books. It has its very own section so it should not be hard to find.
Once there, buy a couple of books and click out of the window. Now we’ll fine out how to read to a child in TS4.
How to read to a child in the Sims 4
Now you have the books, so the next obvious step is to have your adult sim read to your child. So, you have already purchased the books at this point. What you must do before getting to read to your child, the sim is to go back to the bookshelf and look through all the books you have purchased.
After dragging two children’s books into your inventory, click on the book. There should be an option available for the adult sim in the household to read to one of the child sims.
Now the bonding session between you and your child sim can begin! After you are finished reading the book to the child, the child will either go off on their own. Or you can repeat the process and pick another book out of your inventory to read to your child.
Why Read to a Child Sim?
So, you know how to buy a bookcase/book and read to a child sim. However, this still does not answer the pressing question of why you read to a child sim. This is, of course, besides wanting to bond with your child sim and it is improving the relationship between the two of you.
The biggest reason to read to your child sim is that it is necessary if you want to fill a sim’s aspirations. The Big Happy Family Aspiration and Successful Lineage Aspiration require an adult sim to read to their child sim for a set number of hours. Only once this goal is complete can you move further up the aspiration chain.
And that is it fellow sim lovers! You have learned how to purchase a bookshelf and book before using that book to read to a child in the Sims 4. These behaviors may seem trivial, but the thing is, it does more than just improve a relationship between these two sims. There are some bonuses as it can help you max out the Big Happy Family Aspiration and Successful Lineage Aspiration, which helps the sim in question gain an extra trait.