What is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is the act of entertaining. It includes activities such as music, films and games that give people pleasure. It can also include sports and other forms of sedentary activity, such as reading or watching television. It often involves children and is significant for their development. Especially for children, entertainment mimics adult activities and prepares them for adult responsibilities, such as child rearing or social interaction. It develops their motor skills and teaches them to be able to perform certain actions, such as dancing.

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The word ‘entertainment’ is abbreviated as entmt in industry news publications and on fliers, but not in general prose.