monsters with a meaning
Each collection introduces a monster that embodies a specific social value or characteristic that we believe is important for big and little kids to acknowledge and share. With today’s social and political climate, it’s important to start teaching kids at a young age about self-confidence, helping others and being proud of who they are no matter their skin color, gender or family makeup.
The monsters and what they represent are directly influenced by my own kids, Bash and Isa.
Collection V introduces a very special monster who represents EMPATHY. Please welcome BAE to the lewishorwood Monsters with Meaning family!
Empathy is seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another, and feeling with the heart of another. Our superhero monster, Bae, has the amazing powers of being a good listener (hence his bat-like ears for his super listening powers), holding space without judgement and emotionally connecting. It’s goals are to create a safe space for someone to open up and communicate the incredible healing message that they are not alone.
Spontaneity is what X+O are all about! Sometimes unexpected things can be extra special becuase they are an added bonus of fun - that's why this collection has not 1 but 2 lovable monsters. Being flexible is important because everything can't be planned out perfectly all the time. You never know when a fun surprise might pop up so X+O say "just go with the flow and enjoy!"
Confidence is a super power. Once you start believing in yourself, magic starts happening. Independent, self-motivating, and witty, Boom values his self-worth, has strong radars between right and wrong and leads others to carve a positive path. His confident strengths support those who need a voice or hug to lift them back up.
Patience is a virtue. “Easy Breeze-y” is his motto and he believes a calm mind is the ultimate force against strong challenges. This lovable friend is all about enjoying the little things. Breeze takes his time to do what makes his soul happy like finding cloud shapes and long beach walks.
Optimism is Babu’s super power and he’s a firm believer in the saying “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” He lives life to the fullest seeking fun and adventure around every corner. His wish is to share this positive energy to help friends see the good in people and situations.