A Thrifty SLP's Guide to New Materials

It's Saturday. You have an iced coffee in hand and a mission.

It's time for some new materials for your SLP shelf. The kids are bored. You're bored. The Target toy section doesn't look appealing to most of us with the $39.99 price tags. Amazon suddenly takes a week to ship. What is a SLP to do?

Go thrifting of course!

Now where do you go?

Where are the hotspots for good toys?

Knoxville Thrift Stores

  1. Amvets Thrift Store
  2. 109 N Seven Oaks Dr
  3. Red Door Thrift Store
  4. 5338 N Broadway St
  5. Goodwill
  6. 4201 Chapman Hwy
  7. 2027 N Broadway
  8. 148 West End Ave
  9. KARM Thrift Store
  10. 115 Sherlake Ln
  11. 733 Hall of Game Dr
  12. 5917 Kingston Pike
  13. 314 Merchant Dr
  14. 10612 Kingston Pike
  15. 7101 Kingston Pike
  16. Finders Keepers
  17. 2209 N Central St
  18. 4784 Centerline Dr
  19. Community Chest-Knoxville
  20. 122 W Scott Ave
  21. Mckay's Knoxville
  22. 230 Papermill Pl Way

Next thing you may be asking is "Can I really find good toys at the thrift store?"


I've thrifted the following:

  1. wooden blocks
  2. Duplo Legos in the box
  3. bowling set
  4. BRAND NEW books
  5. Jumping Monkeys
  6. Uno
  7. Pop Up Pirate
  8. Melissa and Doug barn
  9. barn animals
  10. safari animals
  11. ocean animals
  12. assortment of cars
  13. train set

So with that being said - I challenge you to go to the thrift store next time your speech kids ask "Is there anything else to do?"

Kara Amin, M.S., CCC-SLP