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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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A great book to get you started thinking about how and if you would like to home school.
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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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  • Brandon
  • 25-03-2020

INSPIRING AND EMPOWERING

For anyone who is homeschooling, wonders about homeschooling, has a friend or family member homeschooling, or just thinks it's a terrible thing to do, you MUST listen/read to this book!
I am a homeschooling mom in my 3rd year. I have three boys ages 7,6,4 and a 18 month old baby girl (at the finishing of this audible;). I am so grateful for this book stocked with inspiration and information backed with research. It is thoroughly and compassionately written. I will be referring this book for as long as I live!
Thank you Ainsley for writing! I can't even imagine how you did it! Such a labor of love.
Also, the narrator was amazing! it was like the author was reading to me!

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  • Sara F.
  • 18-03-2020

Love

This book was referred to me by a fellow homeschooling mother, before we started our journey. What a blessing! It has given us a beautiful beginning and has transformed me as a mother! Thank you Ainsley for your inspiration!

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  • Donny Wilson
  • 13-03-2020

Simple and slightly inspiring

Overall the premise was good. Probably could have been summed up by half. I like the idea behind it. Listened to to it sped up because it was just read too slow for my liking. Especially with the redundancy.

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  • J-Wood
  • 01-03-2020

Life changing!

This book is eye opening and has inspired me to live Wild and Free. I will be taking my homeschool into a different direction this year so my boys can live more Wild and Free!

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  • IsaacL22
  • 29-02-2020

LOVE this book!

One of the best books I’ve ever read and such a beautiful balance of the practical and aspirational. Beautiful written and read!

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  • Richard
  • 27-02-2020

Love this book!

Beautifully narrated. Resonates with the soul and purpose of my homeschooling journey. I will listen to this again and again. I bought the hardcover for a friend, it's so beautiful I have to have it for myself.

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  • J
  • 27-02-2020

Feel good homeschool book

This book was really enjoyable to read and it helped me feel confident in my parenting choices. It was a little bit redundant and didn’t give much in the way of tangible ideas. I really liked reading it though.

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  • BrittAsh
  • 26-02-2020

Empowering for those considering homeschool

If you are considering homeschool- this is for you! I was on the fence about IF I could do it and this is a powerful book that explains many avenues you can take. It puts you in the drivers seat of your child’s life and take away most of the fear and anxiety of just being human and loving your children near you. It reminds you that being different is okay and welcomed. It also tells you how there are so many ways to homeschool and they are all okay! Thank you for this wonderful book.

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  • CK
  • 20-02-2020

W&F

Needed this book!. It is encouraging and really helps the mama who hears the call but is afraid to follow. Validates feelings of wanting more than just a standard education and more importantly life style for your kids. Also Debunks and shoots down topics and concerns that family members, neighbors and maybe even spouses think is associated with the idea of homeschooling.