Fitness programs. Another type of program which can benefit a child greatly are fitness programs. This is especially true for programs devoted to a team sport, though just about any fitness-related activity is beneficial. Children who participate in physical fitness, sports and exercise are far more likely to remain active and fit later in life. Setting that pattern while they’re young is very important. Like with many programs, fitness programs centered around team games are wonderful for building bonds and friendships between a child and their peers. That doesn’t mean that fitness programs centered on more solitary sports and activities aren’t beneficial – A child can develop similar friendships and bonds in them as well.