good for administrative skills, experimentation, and creativity
You get an open slate of where you want to place stuff to see how your city grows. You have to balance a budget of not spending more than you take in (personal finance).
The only down side to this is that the game can be addictive. You can't not spend hours in front of the screen to build up a complex city.
I bought simcity 4 and simcity 4 deluxe for my son he likes them both. It tought him about monthly
income and expenses, and that it's hard to earn money in a fun way. You can teach this game yourself after a few weeks