The experience of being entertained has become associated with pleasure so that the term entertainment is often used to describe activities that give people a sense of fun and laughter. However, there are also many forms of entertainment that have a serious purpose. They may be ceremonies, celebrations, religious festivals or satire. In addition to giving people a chance to unwind, entertainment can help families grow closer. It can also play an important role in children’s development as it mimics adult activities and prepares them for future responsibilities such as child rearing or social interaction. It can even be a means of developing motor skills that are needed for sports and music.