The first step to learning Japanese is to start with prononucation. I'm not going to have that here but you can pretty much go to YouTube and get how to sound it. This Japanese ABC Song is kinda cute!
This freeware progam is beyond awesome! Download the program and on the download page there are more instructions. I use this all the time for my Japanese class. :)
In quiz format. See the charcters and type in the reading in Roomaji.
Stroke Order & Sound
Listen to the sound and click on the correct hiragana character.http://www.sayjack.com/japanese/hiragana/quiz/
Printable Practice Sheets