Literacy Through I.T.

Literacy Through I.T. is a comprehensive computer-based, multi-sensory instructional system designed to help the child learns to write even before learning to read. Developed by American educator Dr John Henry Martin, it is structured based on the phonemic principle.

Children are able to use their own language to express themselves through their writing. They learn the sound or letter associations needed to write the words they sound. This means that they are able to write any word they can say, even if they do not know the standard spelling for each word.

Kinderland was the first kindergarten in Singapore to implement computer-aided learning to enhance literacy and creative writing skills for pre-schoolers, setting up its first Literacy Through I.T. Laboratory in 1987.