What is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is a broad and inclusive term, covering anything from personal choices of pre-recorded media or food to activities performed by professional entertainers for audiences of thousands. Entertainment is an area that evolves, as for example activities such as hunting or fighting, have evolved from practices that were once a part of war and hunting into spectator sports.

For children, entertainment is centred on play; it prepares them for adulthood responsibilities through child rearing and group social interaction (through dolls or pets); develops motor skills; and can involve sedentary engagement with a television or tablet computer. Oliver and Barstsch (2010) define entertainment as something understood objectively, that includes communication between text and audience, requires an external stimulus, offers pleasure and occurs in a passive form.