Entertaiment is a term that refers to activities that provide pleasure. It includes performances of plays and movies, as well as other forms of entertainment, such as watching television. These activities often involve sedentary engagement with advanced technology, but may also include social interaction and sports. Children’s entertainment is often centred on play, and it helps them develop motor skills that they need for future activities. It also prepares them for adult responsibilities, such as child-rearing or social interaction. It is sometimes abbreviated as entmt in industry news publications and on fliers. Outside these circumstances, it is not commonly abbreviated in general prose.