Houston, TX – August 13, 2019 – Children learn by example and seeing others like themselves is a pathway to empowerment. To help children with disabilities see reflections of themselves in the world, Robin Oloyede, CEO of Colorfull Plates, announced the launch of the company’s new Ballerina collection, a collection of six ballerinas which include a ballerina with a prosthetic leg, a ballerina with Down syndrome and a ballerina in a wheelchair.
“I started Colorfull Plates after my son said he wanted to be an astronaut,” said Oloyede. “After searching high and low, I could not find characters that looked like him. Like all parents, I wanted a fun way to provide my children with healthy, colorful plates. All children have colorful imaginations that parents want to empower.”
The unique tableware features non-toxic, 100 percent melamine and BPA-free construction. They’re impact and scratch resistant and shatterproof. The tableware collections are also dishwasher safe for easy clean-up. Colorful Plates offers convenient, free shipping on all orders over $30.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 15 percent of people around the globe have a physical disability. A child’s positive self-image is essential for their mental and emotional well-being. Seeing individuals like themselves helps build confidence and alleviate the stigma that many attach to a physical disability.
While attitudes of diversity and inclusion are changing, representations of those with disabilities are few. It’s important for children to know that they’re not alone and others have the same challenges they do. The new collection by Colorfull Plates communicates that to children, while emphasizing a multi-faceted and inclusive view of beauty, acceptance, and ability.
Colorfull Plates, as seen on CBS and CW, carries inclusive tableware collections featuring plates, cups, and placemats for children depicting them as astronauts, scientists, mermaids, paleontologists, and pilots. The collections are welcoming and support a positive mental and emotional self-image for children of multiple ages. The company also offers the playful book “The Little Astronauts and the Case of the Galaxy Noodles.”
About Colorfull Plates
Our thoughtfully designed plates let your children fly through the stars with carrots and conquer the world with their favorite meals. Colorfull Plates was created to help children see themselves as colorfully as they do in their imagination, especially in STE (A)M fields, as astronauts, engineers, and even a ballerina. We believe that children should see themselves doing the things they imagine. We believe in the power of healthy eating, positive self-image and encouraging little ones to become the colorful person they are in their dreams.
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