Make the first steps in reading right at the dinner table! Phonics Double-Sided Learning Placemat is a new learning mat that teaches preschoolers beginning sounds, early reading and helps to get ready to school. This Melissa & Doug's learning mat features phonics alphabet presenting beginning sounds of the illustrated objects or animals. The other side allows the little learners write and color with the wipe-off crayons or markers. Check your reading skills and wipe-off any mistakes to check your memory, matching, and phonics awareness. Learning Mat Crayons are sold separately.