This story began when a two year old boy called Max looked into the stove outdoors and said, ‘There's a monster in the fire

Each year Reflections Nursery has a focus on a language of expression and during 2014/15 the focus was ‘Storying’ – the use of narrative by children aged 6 months to 5 years in their play and investigations.

In the story the children, all under 3 years old, have created their own mythology to explore some very big ideas: fear & friendship; safety & danger; appearance & disappearance, knowledge & mystery. The Fire Monster is a story with universal themes and will appeal to all young children… and anyone who once went looking for monsters…