How did movement become trivialized? How did testing become the only measure of a child’s success? We must allow for whole child development.

Join the Movement

Teachers and Admin undergo three full-day trainings to help shift daily procedures


Implement four 15-minute outdoor, unstructured play breaks every day in the schools


Positive Action® 15-minute character curriculum lessons every day in the schools


District leadership discussions throughout each year to create sustainable change


Become a
LiiNK School

Improve the health, character and attention span of your students. Inspiring innovation and creativity in your students will allow them to be more effective in the classroom.


Deborah Rhea, Ed.D.

Get the book that sparked a movement.

Finland is an educational superpower, despite breaking almost every “rule” we Americans think we know about education. Wrong Turns, Right Moves in Education (Archway, 2019) investigates the differences in these systems, advocating for an educational model that focuses on quality over quantity and the social emotional growth of children through play.


Calendar of Events

June 2021

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June 17, 2021

The LIINK Project
Did you know that students who receive four 15-minute play breaks daily show:📝 Higher % of on-task behavior📝 Less attentional fatigue📝 Better ability to store & retain info These are just a few of the benefits of the LiiNK Project! References on website in bio! #theliinkproject #tculiink #play #wholechild #education #learning #playmatters ...
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June 16, 2021

The LIINK Project
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June 14, 2021

The LIINK Project
Did you know? ✨ The Convention on the Rights of a Child recognizes play as a basic RIGHT for children. Article 31: State Parties recognize the right of the child to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts.#play #recess #tculiink #theliinkproject #PlayMoreLearnMore #wholechild #education #research ...
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June 7, 2021

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June 1, 2021

The LIINK Project
Link in bio! #tculiink #theliinkproject #PlayMoreLearnMore #recess #wholechild ...
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May 12, 2021

The LIINK Project
Happy Wednesday, Playmates! We'll be here, dreaming of playing on these swings from a LiiNK playground. 😃 When was the last time you used a swing set?! ...
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May 6, 2021

The LIINK Project
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A fabulous read: https://letgrow.org/a-developmental-psychologist-on-why-kids-need-some-independence/

#recess #playmatters #playmorelearnmore #tculiink #theliinkproject

"A summer of play will boost the children’s mental health and...the ability to positively get back to a learning environment. This is why it’s important that children are encouraged and supported to have a summer of play."

#tculiink #playmatters #play


RT @AAAStateOfPlay "Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood for it alone is the free expression of what is in a child's soul." - Friedrich Frobel

Nature and children are natural playmates; they're both wild and messy, unpredictable and beautiful. ~ Mark Hoelterhoff

Did you know?! The Convention on the Rights of a Child recognizes play as a basic right for children. See Article 31.

#play #recess #education #learning #wholechild #wholechildlearning #tculiink #theliinkproject #recess #playmorelearnmore

Our leadership team is meeting today! Planning out summer & fall. It’s sunny and we are taking our breaks today. ☀️ #recess #play #tcu #tculiink #theliinkprokect #leadershipmeeting