The Early Start Discovery space at UOW are officially opening their new learning experience Crawlers Beach today. The launch will see academics talk about the importance of communication with babies and toddlers.

Community Links Coordinator Judy Daunt says the feedback they have gotten from parents and other visitors has been great, and that it proves what they had already done through previous research. ‘’Understanding the development happening in the first early years of life is really complicated and there is significant research around that huge growth area in brain development’’.

The intention of the experience is to encourage toddlers’ senses by touch and vision, and to develop their motor skills and communication.

The official launch starts at 6.30 tonight in the Early start building at the University of Wollongong.