After the game's opening cutscene, take the opportunity to wander around the area and get used to using the Touch Screen instead of the traditional D-pad. This will be how you control Link through the majority of the game. When you touch the screen, the closer youtouch to Link, the slower he'll move. Touch on the edges of the touch screen to make him move at his fastest.
Also take this opportunity to learn how to mark the Map. Hit the Menu icon in the lower-left of the touchscreen, and click the Map icon. Making sure the Memo icon is flashing, practice marking the screen, then removing the marks with the Erase icon.