Entertaiment is the act of diverting or amusing people in their leisure time. It can involve active creation, such as spontaneously inventing a game; participation, such as watching a performance; or passive consumption, such as reading a book or playing a video game. Children use entertainment to develop important life skills, such as preparing for adulthood and social interaction (8).
The word is sometimes abbreviated to entmt on a flier or in industry news publications, but not commonly used in general writing. The Scheherazade story is a famous example of the power of storytelling to entertain – it inspired orchestral works by Rimsky-Korsakov and Ravel, a film adaptation, and an innovative video game.