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By kindergarten, most kids understand that it's not right to take things that don't belong to them. Even so, a child this age may help herself to something if she wants it badly enough or if she thinks that having it will help her in some way (one child I know, for instance, stole the pencil of the best writer in class because he thought it would improve his own penmanship).
If you catch your kindergartner red-handed, make it clear to her that it's not okay to take something that doesn't belong to her. Friends are very important at this age, so point out that taking things can damage her friendships. Don't label her a thief or focus on her stealing, though. Instead, tell her you're concerned about how her teachers and friends will feel about her if she's taking their things.
After you've discussed the issue with your kindergartner, ask her to return the item and apologize. Have her do something for the person she's wronged, too. She could help her teacher in the classroom during recess, for example, or bring a special treat to share or a small item to give to the friend she's taken something from. It's important for your kindergartner to understand that she's done something wrong and that she needs to make amends.
If you suspect that she's taking things on a regular basis, monitor the situation carefully. Ask her where the yo-yo in her backpack came from, for instance. If she says her friend gave it to her, check up on her story. Inventory her room and make sure that new acquisitions are legitimate. Stealing is one behavior you don't want to let slide. If your kindergartner continues to steal despite your efforts to teach her otherwise, seek professional advice; she may have an underlying problem she needs help with.