Big Life Kids Podcast - Episode 3

EP 3 - How to Turn Failures into Robots

The Great Barrier Reef and Marita the Engineering Seahorse

Zara and Leo have accidentally crash-landed into the Great Barrier Reef! Will they find a way back from the bottom of the ocean? Will Zara be able to get over her fear of failure? Will Leo be able to eat a whole cake in under 28 seconds?


How to Turn Failures into Robots

In this episode, you will:

  • discover why mistakes & failures help us grow
  • travel to Australia
  • be inspired by Marita Cheng, the founder of RoboGals

Podcast Quote - Marita Cheng

Want to Learn More



  • Be sure to read Chapter 2 "Mistakes Help You Grow" in Big Life Journal - 2nd Edition and do the fun activities. The science part in this chapter explains to kids that mistakes actually grow their brains!

Big Life Journal - chapter 2


Discussion Questions

  • Why is learning from failure important?
  • When things don’t go how we planned, what can you do to process and grow? (breathing, counting, etc.)
  • Think of a time that you made a mistake or failed at something. What did you learn? What would you do differently next time? (Parents and teachers share an example from your life.)
  • Discuss the acronym FAIL (First Attempt In Learning)

Big Life Kids Episode Three - Marita Cheng

For Parents and Teachers


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 Kait Bibb.

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One thought on “EP 3 - How to Turn Failures into Robots

  1. avatar LANA STEPHENS says:

    My class is really enjoying the podcasts. They love to use their imaginations to picture where the day’s adventures are taking Zara and Leo.

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