The best method for learning the violin is the Suzuki method. This approach starts with basics like holding and bowing the instrument's open strings with a controlled sound, then moving onto simple songs like "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" which are very easy to play on the violin. We also read along with the written music while playing this song. This method emphasizes Ear Training, and also helps you read notes. all while working on perfect violin technique.
The Suzuki method is how most students nowadays are taught to play the violin, and famous violinists like Hillary Hahn and Joshua Bell teach and learned Suzuki.