GameGoo: online English phonics, reading, and grammar games


The GameGoo website by Earobics (“Helping Readers Reach”) and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt features 13 different free online interactive games for kids in 3 levels of difficulty.   They practice various English readiness, phonics, reading, spelling, and grammar skills.

Skills practiced in “Beginner” level (blue):

  • following directions
  • real & make-believe
  • alphabet order
  • upper/lower case alphabet match
  • beginning letter sounds


Skills practiced in “Intermediate” level (purple):

  • use letters to spell words
  • use word parts (phonics, like “oy”) to spell words
  • put words in order to make sentences


Skills practiced in “Advanced” level (pink):

  • spell short vowel words with the keyboard
  • spell long vowel words with the keyboard
  • find words that are synonyms
  • find words that are antonyms – opposites


As you can see from the pictures, the graphics on this site are simple – and the animation is rather choppy – but they are colorful and fun!  The “Fun Goo” section features 6 little “just for fun” (non-educational) games like making faces and pictures (Frankengoo) and composing music (Compose a Goo).  There is also an area for teachers to view books and software products by Earobics.


If you have used these online GameGoo games or a similar resource you’d like to share, please leave some feedback below – thanks!


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About Fran Lafferty

I've been making little worksheets and games since I was about 5 years old and have published thousands of pages of printables since 2004. I'm still creating away... visit my Gravatar page to see my other online projects and to find my contact information.
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