Plato Academy

Teach your child to read this summer! {Playdough to Plato}

Plato Academy is a 10-week, interactive program that shares the most effective and motivating ways to teach kids how to read. Whether you’re a first time preschool parent, a homeschooling mom or an established early education teacher, Plato Academy will show  you how to accelerate children’s reading and create a lifelong love of learning. It combines the best phonics and whole language strategies together to create an incredibly effective and motivating reading program for kids.


The training is released in weekly modules and consists of easy-to-follow videos, done-for-you printable games,  resource lists and a fun-filled supply kit. All of the training is online, contained in the private Plato Academy member only site. Students can view the training videos, connect with others and compare notes with classmates.


Plato Academy also includes interactive components including “office hours” where Malia answers questions and offers experienced advice to ensure that our members receive the highest value from their investment.   Plus, you’re a Plato Academy member for life. You can retake the program for free for as long as the program exists.

This is the program I used to teach my four year old how to read. He LOVED it!


Who Should Do Plato Academy?


If you want to learn how to use proven, hands-on teaching strategies to accelerate children’s reading and create a lifelong love of learning, Plato Academy is for you. Our ideal members fall into one of these categories:


Action-Oriented, Hands-On Parents


Do you want to teach your child to read but don’t know where to begin? Do you need effective but fun strategies for motivating your reluctant reader? Do you want to give your child a jump start for school? Plato Academy will help you get started the right way.


“My daughter proudly refers to herself as a reader now. She is so excited every time she sits down to play a game. This program was just what we needed to move forward with her reading progress.” -Sandra Bidoli
“I really like the structure of Plato Academy – everything is laid out in a really simple and easy to use way and it’s very clear what we are trying to teach & achieve each week.” -Debbie Douse


Dedicated Homeschooling Parents


If you’re a homeschooling parent who wants a highly effective, easy-to-implement and motivating reading program that combines phonics and whole language strategies, Plato Academy is an excellent fit.


“I have loved the Plato Academy experience! My son has loved all the activities and is learning to read without realizing it! I would definitely recommend Plato Academy; two huge thumbs up!” -Kensey Worwood


Successful Early Education Teachers Who Want to Strengthen Their Teaching


If you’re a preschool or kindergarten teacher and you’d like to accelerate students’ learning, motivate reluctant readers and grow a lifelong love of learning, Plato Academy will help you fully leverage your reading instruction.


“The lessons from Plato Academy are structured well and the layout easy to follow. I love having lessons that can be implemented right away and adjusted depending on different abilities.” -Andrea Hansen


“I always believed that I was a strong reading teacher but I am much better prepared for those beginner readers.” -Maura Riguis


What’s the Investment?


We know the full value this program offers and that it doesn’t come with an expiration date. That’s why we invite students to re-take the program for free, so they can further their education {and children’s reading progress!} on their own time.   The investment for Plato Academy is $179 and includes lifetime access to the program.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Is my four year old the right age for the program?

Yes! Children taking our program are typically 4 and 5 years old.


Is there a readiness checklist for this program?

If your child is showing several of these signs, then he’s a great candidate for the program.


What will my children learn?

Plato Academy leads you through 10 steps:

    1. Building confidence.
    2. Strengthening motivation.
    3. Developing pre reading skills.
    4. Finding out what your children already know.
    5. Teaching letter names.
    6. Teaching letter sounds.
    7. Helping kids learn word families.
    8. Helping kids memorize sight words.
    9. Tackling tricky letter combinations {-SH, -TH, -CH, etc.}
    10. Building reading comprehension.


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