“Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me and I will understand.” ~Chinese Proverb
(Find additional stores and locations near you by checking your local Yellow Pages under “School Supplies-Retail.”)
Hammett’s Learning World* (formerly Teaching Tools)
420 E. Bell Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85022
(in Safeway Plaza)
Instructional materials, teaching aids, educational toys & games; J.L. Hammett Co. products; 10% discount.
I Am My Kid’s Teacher
(A Division of Kress Family Enterprises)
Home education T-shirts, dyslexia assistance, and other carefully selected educational products.
Jo-Ann’s Stores* Art & craft materials, decorative items, sewing and quilting supplies. Quilting and sewing classes are offered regularly for children, teens, and adults. Most locations also offer a free monthly kids’ craft. Visit their website to find a location near you. I was told that they also provide discounts for homeschoolers.
Lakeshore Learning Store
4819 E. Ray Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85044
(Located in the Ahwatukee Foothills Town Centre)
4727 E. Bell Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(Located in Tatum Point Centre)
Innovative learning materials and top-quality educational products make Lakeshore a favorite with teachers, parents, and kids! From language and literacy to science and mathematics, they carry the very best in school supplies, teaching materials and classroom tools for early childhood, elementary, high school and adult education. What began as a single toy store is now a rapidly growing retail chain, offering educational books and supplies for all ages and needs, and a fabulous – and huge – selection of art supplies, toys, games, and more.
Desert Ridge Marketplace
High quality toys and games to inspire young minds, from infants to teens. Shop at Learning Express of Phoenix for exceptional customer service and unique toys you can’t find anywhere else! They have several other locations, too; visit their website to find one near you.
Michaels Arts & Crafts Store (several locations)
Art & craft materials, scrapbooking, stickers, science kits, activity sets, holiday items; demos and kids club on weekends. Pick up an events calendar at the store or view the schedule on their website.
Office Max* (several locations)
School supplies, art & craft materials, software & office products. Join MaxPerks for Teachers and start earning dollars for future supply needs every time you shop with OfficeMax. Earn $10 for every $75 spent on eligible products…up to a total of $100 annually! For more details, click here.
Staples* (several locations)
School supplies, art & craft materials, software & office products. Staples has a Teacher Reward Program. As a Teacher Reward member, you will receive a $10 Staples reward certificate each time you accumulate $100 in purchases, plus receive 15% off all copy center services. Visit your local Staples store for an enrollment form. Or, call the Teacher Rewards Hotline at 1-888-636-9555 and join over the phone. For more details and a downloadable enrollment form, click here. (Customers may be asked to provide proof such as a pay stub/teaching certificate from a school or Homeschool Association.)
Teaching Stuff, Inc.
5638 N. 51st Ave., Glendale AZ 85301 (623)463-6463
6830 N. 35th Ave., Phoenix AZ 85017 (602)589-0277
4961 W. Bell Rd., Glendale AZ 85308 (602)298-8440
1941 W. Guadalupe, Mesa AZ 85202 (480)839-1771
Their online catalog contains one of the largest selections of teaching supplies anywhere, including favorite products from popular homeschool publishers. Their corporate office is located at 5638 N. 51st Ave. in Glendale. Even better, they have 3 stores in Arizona for “hands-on” homeschool shopping year-round!
Toys R Us
A large chain store that sells toys, board games, electronic games, action figures, dolls, Legos, puzzles, bikes, sporting goods, baby supplies, and more. Several locations; visit their website to find one near you.
Wide World of Maps
2626 W. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85017
1444 W. Southern Ave., Mesa AZ 85210
7325 East Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale AZ
Huge selection of maps, globes, geography-related books & games.
*Did You Know…? Educator discounts are often available for teachers and homeschoolers. In general, to obtain these discounts you will need to show some sort of proof that you qualify as an educator. (For homeschoolers this may be a copy of your Affidavit of Intent to Home School that you filed with the County School Superintendent, or your membership card from AFHE, HSLDA, or local support group. Places that may offer Educator Discounts include arts & crafts stores, bookstores, computer stores, hardware stores, museums, music stores, office supply stores, science stores, sewing stores, sporting goods, video stores, etc. Just ask! See the General Manager or go to the Customer Service desk and apply for the Educator Discount before making your purchase. Stores that we know provide discounts or other special offers for educators are marked with an asterisk (*).