Entertaiment is a form of activity that gives pleasure to people. It is usually associated with laughter and fun, but it may also be used to achieve insight or intellectual growth. Entertainment can be both a private recreation and a public activity that involves large numbers of people. It can be performed for money or free, and it is often accompanied by food and drink. It can be a form of art or music, or it may be related to satire or to religion. It is an important part of children’s development and can mimic adult activities, such as watching performances, or prepare them for adult responsibilities, such as child rearing or social interaction.