Entertaiment has been associated with amusement, but many entertainments have a serious purpose. It can take the form of a ceremony, religious festival or satire; it can involve an audience of two (for example a dinner party) or thousands (for instance a sporting event or a concert). Entertainments evolve and adapt. Activities that were once part of war or hunting become spectator sports; cookery becomes a TV show.
Children’s play is also an important source of entertaiment and helps them to develop. It prepares them for adult responsibilities, such as child rearing or social interaction; it can develop skills (e.g. motor skills, needed for sports or music) or it can simply be fun.