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Age Appropriate children’s entertainment

When it comes to your child’s birthday party, you only want the best. In fact, parents are under an increasing amount of pressure to make sure that the children’s party really stands out. Which is why many choose to hire a children’s entertainer. But you shouldn’t just hire any old entertainer. One of the most important things to consider is the type of entertainment offered. And whether this will be suitable for your child and their friends. Here at Mr Stix, we have produced this guide to age appropriate children’s entertainment.

The under 4’s

For age appropriate children’s entertainment for the under fours, you need entertainment that is light-hearted, family friendly, funny and engaging throughout. At 4 years or younger, children find it very difficult to concentrate on the same thing for a long period of time. So the children’s entertainer needs to be prepared to shake things up and use lots of different entertainment methods throughout the show. Lots of praise and rewards can also go a long way to keeping the children entertained.

4-8 age bracket

In the 4 -8 age bracket children can follow a plotline for a longer period of time, and can join in with parts of a story. This is great for children’ entertainers who want to use audience participation as a key tool for child involvement.  At the same time, this group will respond well to childlike humour and comedy and so a good entertainer can keep them amused and engaged throughout.


From the age of 8+ some children can find ordinary children’s entertainers boring and childish. So you need to find someone who can provide quality entertainment at a higher level. Street magic and illusion shows can work really well, pitched at a higher level. As can some comedy shows.

Here at Mr Stix, we cover a wide range of age ranges and have quality entertainment options for any age. Why not get in touch today?