About Us

Dexter Educational Toys is under new management! 

We’re a 22-year-old company founded on the belief that creative play is critical to development in young children. Founders Genny and Bernard Silverstein traveled to multiple countries, researching core products to support brain development and build social skills in children age 3-7. They developed the dramatic or pretend play line of occupational dress-ups and multicultural puppet sets that Dexter has spotlighted for over two decades. These simple, high-quality dramatic play costumes and puppets are foundation materials for schools, daycare centers, and a home toy chest. 

Dexter was purchased by Kewee Missions in 2017 with the goal to freshen and expand this classic line. Dexter remains an independent, family-owned company. We take great pride in the quality of the products and serving our Dexter kids. 

Feeding minds. Fighting hunger. Kewee Missions was founded to provide steady revenue to Word in Action, a food ministry in the founder’s hometown. A portion of Kewee’s profits goes to providing hot meals, pantry services and critical resources for families in need.