If you are indoors, you will have to use the flash.
The 7600 has a shutter lag of 0.5 second, which is a bit slower than average. This can cause you to miss some fleeting moments.
There is no cure for this.....other than having the camera ready for action to occur. This requires that you frame the subject and press the shutter button half way down and hold it there. When the action occurs, press the shutter button the rest of the way down.
I have a nikon cool pix- 7600. I also have a toddler costnatly in motion- i can't ever get the camera to take a picture fast enough to catch anything good. any suggestions?