When you want a baby don't let them walk back to the hut. Keep an eye on the populationcount and keep trying until you see the population size increase.Always use a child to heal anyone who is sick. That is the only skill a child can be taughtand when they reach 14 years old they will heal the sick on their own even if you are notaround.Keep an eye out for mushrooms, especially at the beginning of the game. Only children can pick up the mushrooms and they may desperately be needed for food in the future.Pause the game if you will not be playing again for a long time.To get to a different part of the map quickly, push the number keys. You can also pick up avillager then press a number key to transport the villager to another part of the map.1 = bottom left, 2 = bottom middle, 3 = bottom right4 = middle left, 5 = middle middle, 6 = middle right7 = top left, 8 = top middle, 9 = top rightYou can change the villagers' names under details.When you hear the bells look for mushrooms or collectibles. I don't always find somethingat that time.To quickly find a child, click the right arrow next to the detail circle when no villager isselected.Drag both huts close to the wood pile before starting construction.Drop a villager on the wood pile and one on the dry grass near the stairs. When they aredone drop a villager on the fire pit to start the fire.Don't put villagers on the blackberry bush for food. Instead drop them on the cutting toolsin the lab (see Puzzle #1 below). This way they will get 30 points for food instead of just 5 points.Keep a careful watch for mushrooms and collectibles especially at the beginning of thegame. If you collect more than one of the same item then the child earns tech points.Herbs: White herb near bridge, yellow above the lab, and orange near the top left of themap.After boiling water (see Puzzle #3 below) drop villager on the table after three herbs have been collected. Then drop any villager, even children and nursing mothers, on the food binto add food to the pot.