DS has gotten into a bad habit of stealing toys! Whether its a toy from the drs surgery, the dentist, library, DDs prep room, friends homes, cousins home, shops etc..
I try very hard to watch him as he usually stuffs the bigger cars under his shirt, but the little hot wheels he puts in his pocket.
He is 4.
He will often come home with toys from kindy in his bag, and he comes home from DD's prep class with toys, the teacher lets him and he returns them a few days later which she is fine with.
I have 4 kids, soon to be 5 so I do struggle to remember to check his bag at pick up time, or watch him when the bell rings when we collect DD. on the times I do, I make a deal out of it and get him to return and say sorry etc.. The toys from the shop we always walk back into and get him to return it and say sorry, he's never brought home a toy from the shop, we've always caught him out there.
But just last night (from kindy) he brought home all these felt pictures from a felt game, rolled up in his sheet, and a 7cm long skeleton .. Lol
We always return the toys to kindy/school, but I am just over the embarrassment.
How can I fix this? He isn't stealing to hurt, but he is just fascinated in cars and trucks all the time.