Add Widgets to Home Screen - Samsung Galaxy Tab® 2 (10.1
Widgets are mini-apps (e.g., weather, clock, calendar, etc.) that can be added to a Home screen. They aren't the same as shortcuts as they generally display info and take up more space than a single icon.
From the preferred Home screen, touch and hold a blank area.
Tap Add to Home screen.
Tap Apps and widgets.
From the Wigets tab, touch and hold the preferred widget.
When presented, position the widget as preferred then release.