Early Learning Advice: What could be more basic to early child learning than learning the alphabet? Making this learning fun is easy when you give your pre-school students the opportunity to play while learning. Magnetic letters, felt letters, alphabet rugs, songs, and even computer games help children learn alphabet skills through repetition. Children are naturally attracted to all the different colors, sizes and textures of letters, and instinctively want to learn how to spell simple things like their name. Just having them around as on a bulletin board is a constant reinforcement.