Entertaiment is any activity that diverts, amuses or occupies people in their leisure time. It provides pleasure, fun and enjoyment (1,2).
Children’s entertainment is an important part of their development (2,3,4), and can help them develop social skills (5). They may create their own entertainment through play, or consume it passively, such as when they watch a performance. Stories can also be entertaining, such as the story of Scheherazade from Persian professional storytelling tradition (4,5), which has inspired retellings in other media such as music (Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel and Szymanowski), film and video games (5,6,7).
Article by: Emily Wong, Editorial Assistant.