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The Call of the Wild and Free

Reclaiming Wonder in Your Child's Education
Narrated by: Piper Goodeve
Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
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Allow your children to experience the adventure, freedom, and wonder of childhood with this practical guide that provides all the information, inspiration, and advice you need for creating a modern, quality homeschool education.

Inspired by the spirit of Henry David Thoreau - "All good things are wild and free" - mother of five Ainsley Arment founded Wild + Free. This growing online community of mothers and families want their children to receive a quality education at home by challenging their intellectual abilities and nurturing their sense of curiosity, joy, and awe - the essence of a positive childhood.

The homeschool approach of past generations is gone - including the stigma of socially awkward kids, conservative clothes, and a classroom setting replicated in the home. The Wild + Free movement is focused on a love of nature, reading great books, pursuing interests and hobbies, making the entire world a classroom, and prolonging the wonder of childhood, an appealing philosophy that is unpacked during this audiobook.

The Call of the Wild and Free offers advice, information, and positive encouragement for parents considering homeschooling, those currently in the trenches looking for inspiration, as well as parents, educators, and caregivers who want supplementary resources to enhance their kids’ traditional educations.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Ainsley Arment (P)2019 HarperAudio

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  • melanie garcia
  • 12-10-2019

AWESOME

Awesome, inspiring book not only for homeschoolers, but just parenting in general. So many great tips and reminders for raising wild and free children!

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  • Zack
  • 07-11-2019

Grateful

I couldn’t think of a more fitting headline than to just say what I feel most for this book. I am so grateful. Endless thanks to Ainsley for taking the time to give this book as a gift to mothers who intentionally parent their children as children. A book that can serve as a beacon to those of us who want our children to be deeply themselves. Not only is this book a wealth of information and a valuable resource, but it is a torch to hold up in the face of dark uncertainty that is sure to be felt by those of us who walk this path. Thank you.

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  • Lee's S.
  • 03-11-2019

A Homeschooling Book Must!!

Such a beautiful capture of why we choose homeschool. If you’re a current or considering homeschool mom I highly recommend this book. It’s grounding and inspiring. I need to get the hard copy now because I have about 1000 places I want to highlight and quote!

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  • Omar
  • 12-10-2019

Must Read for all Home Educators

This book challenged me, convicted me and also reaffirmed me of our decisions for our children's education at home. I highly recommend this book to all, new or veteran home educators. If you send your kids to school, you will want to pull them out and keep them home after reading this book, just warning ya! 😉 I have been tremendously inspired and encouraged by The Call of the Wild and Free. My children, our family, has been changed during reading of this book.

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  • wesleydb
  • 12-10-2019

This is for you, the square pegs in round holes

This book is phenomenal and life changing! I need to listen to a portion of it every day to stay focused on what is truly important in life. Ainsley is such an inspiration to speak the truth about allowing our kids to play, soak in the wonder of life, and not stress about our journeys as homeschoolers.

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  • L L Callaghan
  • 08-10-2019

wonderful inspiring book

I really enjoyed this book. I found it very inspirational. Homeschooling is sometimes not easy this book is like a tonic to a mother's soul.

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  • Melissa Chapman
  • 27-09-2019

Awesome! Relief

This gave me a sense of relief and mind opening information! I rest assured my children are thriving and that I’m not alone in the wild and free style of homeschooling and life

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  • Abby
  • 15-09-2019

Such an Encouraging Book

Thank you so much Ainsley for writing this book. It really speaks volumes about the community of Wild and free.

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  • Kelley Pryor
  • 04-09-2019

Reclaiming Childhood

I absolutely love the encouragement and support that jumps off the pages in this book. I have print and audible version. These are my people and if your looking for encouragement on how to enjoy nature and add more wild to your family or on how to walk In freedom when it comes to your families education and be able to glean from methods and ideas and not be a slave to them and if you want a picture of what a slow peaceful and rich childhood can look like. Get this book. Plus it’s really pretty and has awesome photographs.