As I ran backstage (aka behind some plastic trees into the corner) to change from Hansel and Gretel's mother into the evil witch, because only three and a half performers showed up for our show today, I started to think about what was wrong with children's entertainment these days.
Oh no- I just said "these days".
I think it's too bad that a lot children's entertainers feel the need to talk down to kids. It's great to be big and goofy and dramatic to get your point across, but you don't need to dumb things down. Kids are pretty quick, and I think they learn more if you expect more out of them.
Consider that your wisdom for the day.