I have a 2.5 year old daughter who is bright and very verbal in English. I only speak English (some "tourist Spanish") and I hate that (and very much want to remedy it). I know her brain is a sponge for language right now and so I've gotten the kooky idea of making sure she learns a second language now while it is easier for her to do so.
So, why not go "all the way" with a difficult language? There is actually a Mandarin Chinese Pre-School here in town that would take her. It is 3 hours a day, 3 days a week. I would supplement with Chinese videos and music and (God willing) a Chinese babysitter sometimes. I would also learn some basic Chinese and help her with her vocabulary words.
Is this planned doomed to failure? Be honest. Thank you!
There is a more "realist" plan that involves the two of us learning Spanish together, but I was really taken with the idea of her learning such an "exotic" and complex language. It seemed like it would be such an amazing gift for me to give her, if it was a possibility.