SonBEAMS is an educational program for 1-4 year olds together with their caregiver. This gives another opportunity for bonding between child and caregiver while teaching necessary skills to the child. All the activities planned are designed to give children experience with important educational activities to prepare them for school.
SonBEAMS stands for Bible stories, Education, Active time, Music, and Social time. Each SonBEAMS meeting will include a Bible story, free play in the gym, exercise time, and learning time.
Why teach Bible stories? We are following Jesus’ command to teach his word to all people. By teaching children of God’s love for them, it will give them a foundation to help them stand firm through life’s storms.
When children engage in free play, they will have the opportunity to explore motion and the world around them using quality equipment. The children will also participate in a structured exercise time. The focus of exercise time will be building control, strength, coordination, balance, and crossing the midline of the body.
Other activities the children will participate in are music and learning. In learning time, the children will work on vision skills, language, fine motors, and pre-reading and pre-math skills. Music helps children learn rhythm, beat, and pitch.
This free program is a great way to meet other parents your child's age, to have fun and do it all while learning more about Jesus. We get together for six Bible lessons in the Fall and six different Bible lessons in the Spring. This year we are adding two extra days to the program- the first and last SonBEAMS class will be an Open Gym.
SonBEAMS will be a 8-week course held on Mondays from 8:00-9:15am, starting on September 18th. (The first week is an Open Gym, followed by 6 weeks of class, concluding with an Open Gym party on Monday, November 6th.)
Zion Lutheran School
822 Western Ave.
Columbus, WI 53925
SonBEAMS is free to attend and siblings are welcome.
To register or for more information, please call Becky Weidner (920) 319-6956 or the Zion Office (920) 623-5180 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Take advantage of this wonderful resource that will get your child off to a bright and powerful start!