Article on Entertaiment
A person’s enjoyment of entertainment, ranging from the individual who chooses his own private entertainment, such as a movie or a piece of music on his iPod, to large-scale public entertainment. Examples include a banquet for two; a party for a crowd; performances designed for thousands; or a global audience for a video game.
Children’s entertainment, for example, prepares them for adult responsibilities such as child rearing and social interaction by simulating or mimicking adult activities (such as watching performances); helps develop motor skills needed for sports and music; gives them a diversion from boredom and provides amusement, through play. Bates and Ferri (2010) define entertainment as an activity understood objectively, involving communication between text and audience from an external stimulus, offering pleasure and occurring in a passive form.