Agreeing with previous posters.
The majority of students (think the wide hill part of the "bell curve" of development) don't *start* to develop the abstract thinking and logic portions of the brain until age 12-14, so it's best to wait until 8th-10th grade to do *formal* Logic program so you don't end up with a lot of frustration trying to do something that the student's brain just isn't ready for. (That's also why many students (aside from the gifted/advanced students) tend to do better waiting until 8th-9th grade to do Algebra 1.)
Informal logic and critical thinking can be done from pre-K onward, and usually with fun things like puzzles and games.
In case you're worried how your DD will do in an outsourced formal Logic class, you might consider having fun together going through some of these resources in the next month:
- Perplexors -- logic grid puzzles
- Logic Liftoff, followed by Orbiting With Logic
As far as which online class to go with -- I can only give you a quick review of the programs each class is using; I'm linking sample pages to the name of each program so you can also skim and decide for yourself which would be a better fit for your DD:
- Art of Argument = is more gentle/intro level and can be used with 7th-9th graders as a very first intro to formal Logic
- Traditional Logic = is a high school level program -- definitely more "stout" and rigorous for starting with no previous logic exposure (student workbook level 1; level 2)
Edited by Lori D., 01 August 2017 - 01:01 PM.