We recently moved to another country (Germany).
My daughter is currently learning to speak in our native tongue (Dutch). She doesn't go to school yet, and kindergarten is also still half a year away. So, in all, she doesn't get a lot of exposure yet to German-speaking people.
We do try; we go to these get-togethers for kids ("Krabbelgruppen", as they are called here, a sort of play group for preschoolers, organized by parents), so she has at least some exposure to kids here. She's too young to really interact with them though (she mostly plays with us or alone), so the few words of German she knows, come from the songs they sing collectively there :)
Now I know everything will work out just fine once she goes to kindergarten; I know she'll suck it up like a sponge. However, we often visit people in our village, and of course, she wants to ask for a cookie politely, as she was taught. She asks this in Dutch, of course, which is sadly often not understood by the person she asks it to.
So I feel we should teach her at least some German at this stage. However, my wife and I are definitely not proficient in German yet (actively learning!), so I've been really reluctant to teach my daughter this little bit of poor German I know. We also don't know enough people here well enough to ask this sort of thing from them...
So, we're in a bit of a bind. What best to do in such a situation?