Not being a fan of just reading flash cards, I created the game Ready-Set-Read! Children love to race, and race cars are not just for boys - my girls love this game too.
Just for fun, race backwards too - from Finish to Start. That brings a lot of giggles from my kids, but I do it to make sure they are recognizing the words and not just memorizing the word order.
After playing a few times, see how well they do reading the Ready-Set-Read-Phrase-Cards. Then reinforce their learning with the Level 1 Sight Word Adventures Stories, which use only the words in this game.