I remember the crazy stories my dad made up to tell me when I was growing up . . .
Brainstorming ideas and creating a story, especially a silly one, is a great way to make some connections as a family while strengthening communication skills as well as vocabulary ...
What questions can you and your children ask about this image?
What story can you create?
Please put your questions and even your story in the comments so we can all share together!
I love this--the idea, the picture, and the story possibilities that come to mind. This is similar to something that I used to do with low-literacy and ESL families who may not be able to read a story, but could still share stories with their children. I think these shoes are telling one another their own stories about where they come from and the adventures they have when they're not living side-by-side in a closet.
Shoes says, "My owner slips into me and runs like the wind."
Slip says, "My owner slips into me and curls up to dream by the fire."
Shoes says, "My owner is going to run the Boston Marathon.
Slip says, "My owner is going to write the great American novel."
Shoes says, "You have such a calm, peaceful life, blue bunny slippers."
Slip says, "You have such a bold, adventurous life, orange shoes."
Shoes says "I like morning and chasing the rising sun, so bright and orange.:
Slip says "I like the blue skies smiling at me."
Shoes and Slip say together, It's OK to be different! I like you anyway."
As an English teacher, I really like the idea of creating stories from images. For many years teaching creative writing in high school, I used a spin-off of your idea regarding shoes.
I collected a variety of shoes (lots of different styles and sizes for all ages) from family member, friends, thrift stores, etc. and then took the shoes to school. Students had to select a pair of shoes and tell their story. For example, who wore the shoes, when and where they traveled, how long they had been worn, their favorite adventures, and more. The students looked forward to sharing the tales of their shoes with their classmates.