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Matt's mother quoted, clips
  • Matt's mother, Nancy Carlsson-Paige, is quoted in a Boston Globe article about the abundance of inappropriate toys for children, and what products should be used to encourage child development.

    Carlsson-Paige, who is the mother of actor Matt Damon, has three other grandchildren now. This year, as always, she’s looking for unstructured, low-tech toys that are not tied to the media. Among her favorite gifts over the years: her homemade play-dough (for her recipe, visit boston.com/living), generic plastic animals, Bristle Blocks, fat chalk, oversize drawing paper, and markers of all kinds.

    What will she give her newest granddaughter, Isabella, born five months ago to Damon and his wife, Lucy?

    "She’s just about at that stage where she loves to reach and touch things," Carlsson-Paige says. "I’ll find a book that has a tactile experience on each page, some large [non-toxic] beads on a string that will be fun for her to push and pull, and a few rattles. Rattles are a wonderful gift because she can see how she makes the noise happen."

  • A collection of early video interviews is at Biography.com.
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: December 2nd, 2006 01:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
    His mum sounds lovely. Great ideas for kids and her granddaughter. One gift idea that I liked was to fill a large cardboard box with blown up ballons. Wrap it like a normal present and get the kids to open it. It really works, keeps children amused for hours playing with the balloons, really lets them use their imagination. MP
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