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

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

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 in the pages of this book

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.

Title:The Call of the Wild and Free: Reclaiming Wonder in Your Child's Education
ISBN:9780062916532
Format Type:

    The Call of the Wild and Free: Reclaiming Wonder in Your Child's Education Reviews

  • Melissa Carter

    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 thei...

  • Joanna

    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 ...

  • Mischenko

    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 ri...

  • Sarah

    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 readin...

  • Kara

    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 a...

  • Cara

    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 encoura...

  • Rachel

    A homeschooling book for the new homeschooling mom who is maybe not confident in her ability to educate her child. This is more of a jumping off point, read the books by the authors quoted in here if ...

  • Julia

    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 Sus...

  • Sarah Clews

    Warning—this review is going to be rather harsh. I was actually expecting a lot from this book although I suspected it would not completely align with my own homeschooling philosophy. What I found a...

  • Mandy

    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 ...