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Must-Have Skills in the 21st Century


Are you ready to navigate the fast-paced and ever-changing world of the 21st century?


As technology advances and the world becomes more inter-connected, it takes more than the traditional skills in order to succeed.


But do not worry! To thrive in this fast-paced, interconnected world, we need a new set of skills adapted to the unique challenges of the 21st century.


Let's dive into the world of the 21st century and discover the skills that will take you to the top!


3 Areas that Children Need to Work On

In today's interconnected world, it is more important than ever for children to develop comprehensive skills that will prepare them for success in the 21st-century workforce. These three areas will provide the key to unlocking success for their future.


  1. Foundational Literacy Foundational literacies such as reading, writing and numeracy are essential skills for a child's success. They serve as the building blocks for more advanced skills and are necessary for understanding the world around us. Prioritizing and reinforcing these skills early in a child's education is crucial to learning more complex skills.

  2. Competency To tackle complex challenges, children need competencies beyond foundational skills. Critical thinking, creativity, communication and collaboration are essential for success in the 21st-century workforce. They involve analyzing information, developing innovative solutions and effective teamwork in our interconnected world.

  3. Character Qualities Examples of character qualities include persistence, curiosity, initiative, leadership and cultural awareness. These qualities help children navigate the rapidly-changing markets and workplaces of the 21st century. Children can succeed in the face of obstacles by cultivating resilience, adaptability and a willingness to learn. In additional, leadership and cultural awareness promote constructive interactions with others and ensure ethical and social responsibility.

In conclusion, the demands of the 21st-century workforce require a comprehensive set of skills beyond basic literacy and numeracy.


Children must cultivate various competencies and character qualities to thrive in a rapidly-changing world. By developing these skills and qualities, children will be better equipped to tackle challenges and make meaningful contributions in today's fast-paced and interconnected world.

How we help!

Mentalmatics programs develop essential skills for the 21st-century workforce. Abacus-trained children will likely develop foundational numeracy skills, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.


It also boosts creativity and teamwork as children experiment with different solutions and work together to solve problems. Our classes also promote engagement between their peers, which helps their character development.

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