Open enrollment means more than just insurance policies. Did you know that there are open enrollment periods for college savings? Open Enrollment is the only time each year that families can purchase Prepaid Plans! Since education is an important fundamental idea, it’s important to show your child just WHY it’s so crucial to their future success. Keep reading to learn more about how you can encourage your child to love learning.
How to Inspire Education
1. Read. This one is a given, but reading can be done through so many platforms nowadays. Whether it’s a tablet, story time at the library, or by gifting magazines and books, you can show your child how reading is important. Encourage your child to read what interests them but also supports learning. My son LOVES to read books with animals, so I know he will be way into science when he is in school.
2. Travel when you can. Even if it’s just a trip to your local museum or zoo, travel can excite and inspire learning for children (and adults!) of all ages. Children can see how to connect the dots between what they read in a history textbook and inside a museum.
3. Use art to tell a story. Sometimes the simplest things are the most exciting. Use color and textures to make fun art prints or canvases to encourage creative play.
4. Create a set time for learning. While some parents have a bedtime story routine, others might use afternoon adventures for a fun educational outing. We do a little bit of both, and we try to use our tablet every now and then for a fun (yet educational) game. Make a routine so that your child sees how important it is to learn something new every day.
5. Start a college savings account. Here’s why this works: Your children will know from an early age that higher education is important to your family. There are other obvious reasons for starting a savings account for higher education, and this graphic shares the top three.
6. Use online resources. Whether you need a Physics tutor or reading help, use online services to inspire learning!
It’s true that I didn’t have a savings account for my own college education, and I pursued a Master’s degree as well. College loans are NOT a good idea, and I’m living proof that sometimes scholarships don’t always pan out. It’s important for me to not create the same mistake for my son, so we are signing up for a Florida Prepaid Plan. We are going to look into the one year Florida University Plan since it’s affordable and simple!
Have you started planning for your child’s future? How can you encourage education every day?
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