Some Reflections on Children’s Entertainers and Pirate Games

One forms a picture of the children’s entertainer in a typical situation with the young ones all distracted, captivated as they behold this man (it’s usually a man) and his contrived and overstated silliness, his calculated absurdity, his quips and his portfolio of magic tricks. Balloons, involuntary noises and silly tales, painted faces and raspberries all combine with the object of ensuring that the child’s attention belongs entirely to the party entertainer, whose brief it is to keep them amused for the duration.

The successful kids’ entertainer must of course be able to do all these things, but there is so much more involved if one really is to fire the imagination of the child and to hold on to it. Children are famously vulnerable to distraction and excitement very soon descends into boredom, often without any neutral state declaring itself in between, if the correct balance between the novel and the familiar is not maintained throughout.

So rather than being a mere series of tricks and stunts the entertainer’s repertoire in actual fact constitutes an unbroken performance, a set of individual punch lines that roll seamlessly into one, rather in the manner of a stand-up comic. One bout of mirth will flow organically from the previous one, enticing the audience to follow the story through to the end. It is an art that is acquired from experience and drawn from the entertainer’s own resources of natural talent.

The outcome is a consistently successful delivery over a period of an hour, an hour and a half, or however long the willing buffoon, has been entrusted to keep the children happy.

The magic (no pun intended) of the successful entertainer is this ability to capture the child’s imagination and to retain it throughout the performance.

But, sadly, the show does have to end sometime, and when we see the expressions of joy upon our child’s face we so find ourselves willing that we could bottle whatever it is that the entertainer has and release it into our living rooms during the school holidays to keep them amused.

Sadly though nobody yet has been able to entrap it in a bottle, but the next best thing one assumes would be to share the secrets and the joy of the show through such modern media as CDs, as well as the more traditional books and merchandise. A show with a pirate theme, for instance, might find its way into our living rooms through the purchase of pirate games, pirate party bags and the suchlike.

Keeping the active mind of a curious, growing child focused is a permanent and quite thankless task for which we really could sometimes use a little help.

Consider Purchasing An Entertainment Wall Unit – You Are Not In College Any Longer

If you know of a college student, then swing by their apartment and take a look at the furniture in the room. I am sure that you will find pieces that do not match, pieces that have one or more food stains and pieces that look like they were left on the curb for the last garbage pick-up. So answer this question – does your living room furniture look like you are still in college? If your TV and DVD player are still sitting on upside down milk crates, then it may be time to start shopping for a real entertainment wall unit.

Your situation may not be as extreme as previously mentioned, but if you are out of college or just working full time, then you really have no excuses for beat up old furniture. Think about it, the way your home looks reflects the kind of person you are. Do you want people really thinking that your idea of a TV wall unit are milk crates and a board you nailed into the wall?

Now, before you jump online or run to your nearest furniture shop you should take a few things into consideration. After all this is a pretty big purchase and not something that you will want to take lightly. An entertainment wall unit should not only be physically appealing, it needs to be structurally sound as well. The last thing that you want is to have that nice TV come crashing down because of shoddy workmanship.

If you have a lot of heavy things you plan on placing in your new entertainment wall system, then you probably want to steer clear of any flimsy material like particle board being held up by a few nails or screws. If you have such things as a big screen TV or stereo receiver complete with a surround sound speaker system, then take a look at the material that the unit you are considering buying is made out of. Go through the product to see how it is constructed and how it is rated quality wise. Is it real wood or is it cheap particle board? What materials are being used to hold all of the pieces together?

Nothing would ruin a nice night watching DVDs than to have your large TV bend and break the shelf that it is on. While the material used in making TV wall units is of great concern, you should also look at what you plan on placing in it and on it. Does the color of your TV and other electronic items match? Are they too large and heavy for your entertainment wall system? Is there a chance that it may bend and break?

Ask yourself these questions before making the leap to buy an entertainment wall unit. Don’t take any chances that you next big purchase will end up costing you even more should it collapse and cause your precious electronics to fall and break.

Hosting Entertainment Websites

Thanks to the awesome speed and easy accessibility to the Internet, it has become the first choice for people all around the world to get hold of information. This is particularly true when it comes to the entertainment world as social networks are having a much wider coverage. People of all walks of life can obtain entertainment news with just a few clicks away.

Since there are so many entertainment sites cropping up with each passing day, you might have the misconception that building such sites is indeed an easy task. On the contrary, many people have made mistakes which result in a negative impact on their sites. Here are some useful tips which will help you along the way.

First and foremost, your website’s layout is an important element in attracting a continuous flow of Internet users. This is important as the web design is the first impression that fellow users have on you and it determines whether or not they might be coming back in the future. But design is not all there is to a site, you have to make full use of the resources and tools provided by your web hosting company. Tools related to website building and blogging software for professionals are great equipment for this purpose.

Another note-worthy point is that you should always make sure the your site has got sufficient speed since you are running an entertainment site and pictures are more than a thousand words in this field. If your graphics and photographs take ages to load, fellow users would be put off and they would shift focus to other sites with higher load speed. Besides, you should also bear in mind to only use images that are owned by you. You wouldn’t want your site to get into trouble due to copyright issues.

Search engines are always the favorite tool for one to get entertainment tidbits. Therefore, it is only wise to get your site to be SEO friendly, which basically means that users would be able to locate your website easily. Those pay-per-click adverts for marketing campaigns are hand here so be sure to make good use of it.

It is also important for you to keep in mind that server resources play significant roles here. You want your site to be able to handle the daily incoming traffic. Hence, sufficient bandwidth, vast amounts of disc space and uptime with high percentages are things to look for in hosting companies.