My 6 year old daughter could use some help developing her ability to wait or be patient. Understanding that most of us, and especially children, could use help with that, she does need some help beyond her peers. In fact, it's enough so that her first grade teacher asked to have a meeting about it.
She is almost always great and wants to please, so I just want to help her let that part shine through more often. She often struggles with raising her hand and waiting her turn in class. At home, she struggles to wait for her turn to talk, resulting in interrupting others (usually my wife and myself).
Obviously, all of this gets magnified when she's tired, so we will often have a sense that it could be a rough day when she's heading off to school (though she's working at it and getting a bit better).
Interestingly, she is pretty self aware of this. Her teachers had picked a couple of things with her for her to work on, and she is responsible each day for giving herself a grade. Currently, her tasks are raising her hands and being respectful. Each day she talks with the teachers about her rating for those things, and they have commented that she pretty much always picks the same grade they would have given her.
I take from all this, that she is generally a really good kid who wants to be a good one, but who doesn't posses the skills to handle herself when things start going bad. I think patience and being willing and able to wait her turn are the main things that will help her (as do her teachers).
We do our best to recognize when she does well and comment on it to her. When she interrupts we point out that she has to wait her turn. We had also started letting her earn a sticker for each "good" day at school, and had been talking with her about letting her buy things she wants with (like having a "downstairs campout") after she gets enough stickers. (Her teachers didn't seem to like that idea as much, seemingly thinking it separates the reward too far from the act--though I think I disagree with that since she loves getting the sticker itself each day as well.)
Are there other things we can do to help her develop those skills? Are there good games we could play or activities that will help? Aside from attempting to be patient and show ourselves to be waiting for things we want to model the desired behavior, are there other things my wife and I can do to help her?