Entertainment is a broad term that includes activities and events that appeal to people on all levels. This includes everything from simple acts of pleasure and relaxation to elaborate productions intended for a global audience. It also refers to activities that help develop life skills and prepare children for adult responsibilities. These include learning about art, music, dance and sports; building social skills; and fostering creativity. Entertaiment can take the form of an event, such as a dinner party or performance, or it can be a series of events, such as concerts and television programs. It is often abbreviated entmt on fliers, in industry news publications or in short hand note taking.