Conversation with my 4yr plus grand daughter confirms children do chit chat and enjoys their small talk. Gossiping is no longer among females, males; adult and children do share their happy hours in such indulgence.
CHILDREN’S CHIT CHAT
Haze keeps them away from kindergarten;
Miss not school but chats with other children.
Talk strange things about mothers and teachers;
Judge them by fun, play, toys, gifts and stickers.
Overheard conversations and roles, they imitate;
Rehearse their story world, to peers, impersonate.
Pretty or petty, very early, they learn to compare;
Fair and share, their future world is one with care.
Like it or not, young children do indulge in chit chats;
Spend time with them, otherwise angels turn into brats.