Gross motor skills are the large movements that a child uses to control their body. These skills are important for a child's overall development, and include things like crawling, walking, running, jumping, and throwing. Gross motor skills help a child move around, explore their environment, and interact with others. They are important for a child's physical, social, and emotional development. Some activities that can help develop a child's gross motor skills include climbing, jumping, dancing, and playing sports. These activities can help a child build strength, balance, coordination, and endurance, all of which are important for gross motor development.