Entertaiment is a term that encompasses a range of activities that involve consuming, playing or watching various types of entertainment. This can be for a specific group or individual, as in private entertainment; for a family as in a party that involves music and dance; or for a global audience as in performances that are broadcast. It can also be for children, who engage in play that mimics adult activities and prepares them for later life. It is important that we have entertainment in our lives so that we can relax and unwind from our busy lives. There are many different types of entertainment and they all have their own characteristics.