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The Call of the Wild and Free

Reclaiming Wonder in Your Child's Education
Written by: Ainsley Arment
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
  • 2019-10-12

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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  • CK
  • 2020-02-20

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.

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  • Jenn
  • 2020-02-19

absolutely phenomenal.

Every part of this book resonated with me so much. I highly recommend it. I wouldn't listen to it if you don't want to completely question conventional schooling.

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  • MAG
  • 2020-02-16

Freedom to teach your family your way!

If you have children in school, this is a valuable listen. You can learn a lot about the freedom of learning in your own home. Even parents who have children who attend a school outside of the home can glean a wealth of information and freedom regarding school and teaching. Broaden your understanding of education with The Call of the Wild and Free. Then go exploring nature.

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  • Brianna M.
  • 2020-02-06

Amazing!

This book was so good! Opened my eyes to so much! The voice is beautiful also! So inspiring!

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  • Carmen Nagy
  • 2020-01-29

Soul food

This book is inspiring. Both my husband and I cried listening to it. So many tips and so much knowledge.

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  • W. Doster
  • 2020-01-17

A beautiful gift!

I'm in my 10th year of homeschooling my oldest and in the beginning stages of making school choices for my youngest two. This book was recommended to me by a mom friend who is contemplating homeschool for her 5 year old. I cant express enough how much I needed this encouragement. It has already begun to make a positive impact on my relationships with my 3 and 4 year old. So glad I took the time to listen. This was a great refresher course in preparation for beginning the Homeschool journey over again with my littles!

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  • Gretchen Haselden
  • 2020-01-16

Delightful in every single way

This book was beyond my expectations. Freeing...empowering...full of hope and permission to lead our children intuitively. Thank you for this guidebook! This will be a yearly read. If you’re a homeschool mama, it’s for you!

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  • Cassey Shaw
  • 2020-01-06

So so good!

This book speaks to my desires as a homeschooling mom! Encourages, motivates and empowers me to lead my kids in the school I believe is right for them!

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  • Joe Garcia III
  • 2019-12-12

Motivating...

This book gave me motivation to take my kids outside more and to homeschool our way not how everyone else is doing it. There was also a chapter the hit home for me that talks about going through hard times like death, divorce, moving, ect. Very helpful.