Episode 55: Play the WAITING game in the Wicked Wild West!

Episode 55: Play the WAITING game in the Wicked Wild West!

Sheriff Zara is headed to the Wild West, investigating a series of strange cases aboard the Smokey Plain Steam Train. Find out how to be PATIENT for things that are just out of reach and meet the Californian musician who used patience to overcome big obstacles.

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In this episode, children will:

  • learn how to be more patient
  • understand the importance of practising patience
  • be inspired by Jennifer Lee, a DJ who had to be patient when recovering from a disease

Discussion Questions

  • What were the names of the “WANTED” rule-breakers on Zara’s list?

  • If you were a “WANTED” rule-breaker, what would your nickname be? What would be your crime?

  • When was the last time you had to wait a long time for something? How did you feel once you got what you were waiting for?


    The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss
    Published in 1945, this timeless classic follows a young boy practising patience and determination.
      Patience, Miyuki by Roxane Marie Galliez
      This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of a young girl waiting for a flower to bloom and her grandfather’s wise words on patience.
      "Slowly, Slowly, Slowly," said the Sloth by Eric Carle
      A story about the importance of being patient and present.


          1. If your child tends to feel impatient, print out the “Calming Strategies for Children” printable in our Resilience Printable Kit. This helpful poster offers your child different ways they can de-stress as they wait.


          2. Inspired by Parenting Expert, Amy McCready, help foster your child’s patience by opting for a few slow-paced games. Consider doing a puzzle together or an old card game. These types of activities will help your child understand the importance of patience and will give you an opportunity to model patient behavior for your child.

          3. Find a pen pal for your child. Not only will your child make new connections and learn about different cultures, it will also help your child practice patience as they wait for their pen pal to respond.



            Produced by Alexandra Eidens and Big Life Journal team. Written and directed by Sarah Cyrano. Sound design and original music by Elettra Bargiacchi. Sound mixing by Mattia Marcelli. Characters played by Sean Chiplock and Ryan Bartley. Managed by Laura Maloney. 


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