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One surefire way to hold an unforgettable birthday party for your child is to hire professional birthday entertainment. It’s not easy keeping a group of children happy and entertained on your own. By leaving the party entertainment to professional birthday entertainers, you can focus on the logistics of the party all the while ensuring that the event is successful and enjoyable for the children.
Picking a Birthday Entertainer That is Suitable for the Age Group
A party entertainer that is perfect for 1-3 year olds is not going to be appropriate for a party of 9-12 year olds. Base the decision of what kind of birthday entertainment you hire on the age group of the children attending the party. Children between the ages of 1-3 years old need simple entertainment that is easy to digest. Children in this age group have very short attention spans so they can’t focus on long performances of any sort. The perfect party entertainment for this age group would be someone dressed in a Barney suit or other popular character to give out balloons and dance with the children.
Some people mistakenly choose clowns as birthday entertainment at parties for the 1-3 year old age group, realizing it is a big mistake once the clown scares all of the children in attendance. Many children and even some adults are scared of clowns because of their dramatic make-up and bizarre costumes. It is not a good idea to hire clowns as birthday entertainers for parties catering to very young children unless your goal is to make them cry.
Children from ages 4-8 enjoy very interactive birthday entertainment that involves plenty of movement, jokes, and activities. It is easier to hire birthday entertainers for this age group because the children are open to a variety of different entertainment styles. Magicians, jugglers and puppeteers are all appropriate birthday entertainment for this age group. Children in this age group look in awe and amazement when they see a magician performing interesting tricks. On the other hand, younger children are too little to understand what is happening while older children just want to know the secret behind the trick.
There can be little doubt that most of us have taken television for granted. After all it has been around as long as we have, and it is as common in our homes as electricity and running water. None of us can imagine not being able to press a button on the remote control via cable or satellite and choose from among hundreds of televisions offerings at any given moment. Most of us have several of these receivers in our homes so our children can be appropriately entertained while we watch our important shows, like “As the World Turns”, “Desperate Housewives”, or “Survivor”. Couples can watch their own respective programs on different sets or activate Tivo to record any programs for later viewing.
The television story was much different in 1936 when on June 29th when the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) assembled every executive involved in RCA manufacturing and radio’s National Broadcast Corporation (NBC) to view live television entertainment for the very first time. Radio had flourished during the depths of the Depression and RCA/NBC were at the head of the class. These manufacturers and programmers of radio had successfully refined new dimension of sight to their broadcasting capabilities. The term “television” had been aptly coined for this since its literal meaning was “distant vision”.
Seventy years ago on this June day, it was the hope of David Sarnoff, Chairman of RCA, to get all of their radio retailers, manufacturers and broadcasters involved expanding this new frontier of television. The Empire State Building television transmitter was used to demonstrate high definition television (343 lines) to RCA’s Licensees. The program featured speeches by Major General James G. Harbord (Chairman of the Board, RCA), David Sarnoff (President of RCA) and Otto S. Schairer (Vice-President RCA, in charge of Patents and Trademarks). This live broadcast included dancing girls and a film about army maneuvers. A dinner celebrating this event was held after the demonstration at the Waldorf Astoria. Hence this was the world’s first true TV Dinner! Note this is my discovery, no claims were ever made by RCA or NBC. The only known surviving photograph of this private event known can be seen at: http://framemaster.tripod.com/index-3.html The caption for this photograph reads: ”RADIO CORPORATION OF AMERICA FOLLOWING A DEMONSTRATION OF THE RCA SYSTEM OF HIGH DEFINITION TELEVISION IN FIELD TEST INAUGURATED JUNE 29, 1936″