Mia and Max have a treasure hunt – and Max is helping Mia practice her reading!

Narrator: Female

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 8:05

Searching for Treasure Excerpt:

Mia knocked on her brother’s bedroom door.  Max opened the door a crack, peeked out and when he saw it was Mia, exclaimed, “Not yet, Mia, not yet!” 


“How much longer?” Mia asked.  She felt like she had been waiting FOREVER, when in fact, she had only been waiting about 15 minutes.  


“Soon, probably another 15 minutes.” Max replied, shutting his bedroom door quickly.


Mia sighed and headed towards her bedroom.  She picked up her T-Rex and Stegosaurus and pretended to have them play tag on her bookshelf.  Soon she had the dinosaurs leaping off a pretend waterfall, swimming to a pretend shore, and hopping on her fire engine to go save the town from a big fire.  She was so busy playing make believe that she didn’t realize how fast the time had passed.  Before she knew it, Max appeared in her doorway.


“Ok, Mia, it’s ready!”  he exclaimed with excitement.


“It is?” Mia replied, dropping her dinosaurs.  


“Yes!” Said Max. “You can begin.”


“How do I get started?  Mia asked.


“Here, look at this.”  Max said as he handed Mia a piece of colored paper folded in half with a big number 1 on the outside.  “This is your first clue in the treasure hunt!” Max explained. “That’s why it’s numbered one.  Unfold the paper and read the clue, and that will tell you where to find the next clue!” 


“Ok!” Mia exclaimed.  She was very excited to do a treasure hunt but also nervous about having to read the clues.  She was just learning how to read and wasn’t sure how to sound out all the words yet. 


Max was excited for his little sister and hopeful he had created the treasure hunt the right way.  This was his first time creating a treasure hunt.  Their mom had created ones for him, when he was Mia’s age, to help him learn to read, and now it was his turn to help Mia in the same way.

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