My second photo tip when using any camera if you want to photograph with movement without blur is raise the ISO or force the flash. Even in this great technological world, cameras still don’t know what you want. If a camera thinks there is enough light without flashing, it is lazy like most of us and won’t flash. Therefore there could be plenty of light for a person sitting still but not enough for a child running around the room. If you know there will be movement and you don’t want blur then you need to see what the light situation is. If you are outside during the day you will have almost no problem “freezing” movement. If you have a “sport” setting (usually a little person running) it may be the best setting for you. However if you are in a lower light situation, go to your ISO (check the manual, see tip #1 Know your camera) bump you ISO from what if may be set on 100, 200 or 400- up to 800. You may get a little grain but it should keep you from having blur. You may want to force the flash as well which should make the camera compensate for the other things.
I was having fun today trying to evolve my style and play a little with the artistry of images. My daughter was my gracious model and I think she had fun too.