The Call of the Wild and Free: Reclaiming Wonder in Your

The Call of the Wild and Free: Reclaiming Wonder in Your 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 educationInspired 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 childhoodThe 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 in the pages of this bookThe 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


10 thoughts on “The Call of the Wild and Free: Reclaiming Wonder in Your Child's Education

  1. Joanna Joanna says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I didn t love this book Perhaps it s because this is my 9th year of homeschooling and I ve already read or heard or learned everything the author lays out in this book Yes, don t push early academics Yes, let them play a lot, especially when they re little Yes, read living books as much as possible Yes, do what works for your family,


  2. Mischenko Mischenko says:

    Even though I ve been homeschooling for 14 years, this book still had a lot of helpful information for me I just happened to open it up to a random page and was instantly hooked Then I wanted to rip out pages to post near my desk It s positive and uplifting Just what I needed as we round up another year 5


  3. Melissa Carter Melissa Carter says:

    If you are a CIS, heterosexual, mama , with upwards of three children, call your group of friends your tribe , hold the idea that your childrens childhood years are the most important time of their life and that your own personal life must take a backseat to martyrdom, than this book is for you.Upon picking this book up from my library, with the shiny red NEW tag on the side, I felt like this book was promising Ainsley does giv


  4. Sarah Sarah says:

    I follow Wild Free on Instagram, so I was excited to read this book by the founder of the community While some parts of the book were good, helpful, and encouraging, my overall feeling after reading it was that I wasn t homeschooling the right way I don t believe this is the author s intent, but so much of the book felt like, there s no right or wrong way to do it, but this is how I do it and that s really the right way Bummer that it


  5. Julia Julia says:

    I have been homeschooling for twenty years and I have to say this is one of those books I would recommend to other homeschool educators If you are a new homeschooling parent then I would say read Susan Schaefer Macaulay s book For the Children s Sake first, Charlotte Mason s six books on education second even if you don t plan on using her methods exclusively , and while you are wading through those six books read this for inspiration and some


  6. Rachel Rachel says:

    A homeschooling book for the new homeschooling mom who is maybe not confident in her ability to educate her child This isof a jumping off point, read the books by the authors quoted in here if you want the nitty gritty of how to homeschool This is probably not the first book I would give to someone thinking about homeschooling, but I would include it on a list if the mom was leaning toward unschooling or achild led education As a side note the Kindle


  7. Cara Cara says:

    I am a traditional school mom who tends to read a lot of homeschooling books Why Because so many of their philosophies resonate with our values about childhood and adventure And when I need encouragement as a stay at home mom, I can often replace the word homeschool with stay at home mom and it reminds me why our family makes the choices we do.This was an excellent read to inspire curiosity and imagination as well as a balm to sooth the constant pressure we a


  8. Kara Kara says:

    2.5 stars The tone of this book came off as smug and inconsistent Some of the chapters were like a pep talk and others felt like passive condemnation The author was insistent she was inclusive of all homeschooling types, yet her own personal anecdotes and those of her tribe she chose to include did not communicate inclusivity and acceptance of all types I would recommend reading the extensive library of books by the authors whose quotes she sprinkled throughout the b


  9. T. T. says:

    UPDATE 2 This book can be summarized quite nicely in this marvelous passage from Mary Oliver Teach the children We don t matter so much, but the children do Show them daisies and the pale hepatica Teach them the taste of sassafras and wintergreen The lives of the blue sailors, mallow, sunbursts, the moccasin flowers And the frisky ones inkberry, lamb s quarters, blueberries And the aromatic ones rosemary, oregano Give them peppermint to put in their pockets as they go to sch


  10. Mandy Mandy says:

    I have been a huge fan of Ainsley Arment and her Wild Free lifestyle movement for a few years so when I heard about her book coming out, I immediately put my request in at the library Reading this book felt like I was being wrapped in a cozy blanket or a big hug from a close friendfamiliar and comfortable Arment s words reinvigorated my passion for homeschooling and made me feel empowered I will be ordering my very own copy of Wild Free because not only is it filled with wonderful r


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