Turn your home computer into a karaoke machine with these fun, sing-along sites. All you need is an Internet connection and your multimedia computer. And although you can sing without it, a microphone connected to your sound card completes the transformation.
"Hi! I'm MoJo, and this is my Musical Mouseum -- a place where you can find the lyrics to your favorite kids' songs!" Lyrics are arranged both alphabetically and by category, and for those songs marked with a musical note icon, the Mouseum includes a MIDI too. Categories include traditional, silly, lullabies, action, finger plays, food, and lots of holiday songs. If you know just a snippet of the lyrics, but not the title, try the Song Search tool.
In support of their mandate to build an educational website that supports literacy, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences has a large selection of sing-along lyrics and MIDIs. In addition to songs categorized as favorites, holidays, children's, and movies and musicals, NIEHS has a nice collection of patriotic songs not found elsewhere. And don't leave without playing a round of Guess this Tune. There are three versions: Guess this Children's Tune, Guess this Patriotic Tune, and Guess this Oldies' Tune.
"It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood. A beautiful day for a neighbor. Would you be mine? Could you be mine?" But that's not all. In addition to Mister Roger's Neighborhood, there's everyone's favorite purple dinosaur Barney, and songs from Arthur and Theodore Tugboat. These PBS songs are the original recordings, not Karaoke melodies. And although some of them (such as Mister Roger's) include printed lyrics, most do not. Requires Shockwave and RealPlayer.