We've been working on sight words. Today we played a game with them that he thought was a lot of fun. It's a version of the game "Don't Eat Pete", using words instead of pictures.
I printed out a chart of 9 sight words he's currently working on.
We put cheerios on each square. He closed his eyes, and I pointed to the one that was going to be "Pete". (Maren was playing with us too) Then Christopher opened his eyes and began choosing cheerios to eat. He had to read the word in the square before he could eat the cheerio he picked up. If he picked up the cheerio designated as "Pete", we all yelled "Don't Eat Pete!" at him and he laughed, and then his turn was over. Maren also took turns, and at least Christopher was hearing the words even if he wasn't reading them himself.
We played this many times, and then for the last round I put chocolate chips on the squares.
Even though he puts up a fuss about doing reading lessons with me, I know he is enjoying his new skills. A couple of nights ago I found him reading a book in bed an hour after I had tucked him in. I had to punish him, but was secretly rather pleased.